Vernal Pools Community Science Challenge

9:30 AM–1 AM | Online | Public

Get your students involved in the Vernal Pools Community Science Challenge to help us understand and protect these unique habitats.

Vernal Pools Community Science Challenge

What is the distribution of caddisflies, fairy shrimp, and amphibian species in vernal pools in the Northeast? How will their distribution change as the climate warms?

Join the Vernal Pools Community Science Challenge with your students and become part of the effort to answer these questions. We'll kick off the event with a conversation with the project's lead scientists, Aram Calhoun and Hamish Greig, from the University of Maine, about the importance of vernal pools to forest ecosystems and why it is important to collect information on key vernal pool species. You will work with your students to prepare for fieldwork, collect data from a pool near you, and then contribute your data to Project Vernal Pools using curriculum from GMRI. Then, we'll come back together with our lead scientist to share observations and questions from our work in the field.

Monday, April 11th, 9:30 - 10:15 am Project introduction on Zoom (or watch the recording)

In between virtual sessions - Prepare, collect, and contribute data in your area, using the curriculum resources from GMRI.

Monday, May 16th, 9:30- 10:15 am - Share observations on Zoom or the Project Forum.

Register to join the live virtual sessions or view recordings.

Email Meggie at [email protected] if you can not join us for this event but would like to hear about other ways to get students involved in citizen science.