Findings from the Field is a middle school journal of ecological and environmental scientific investigations. Through Findings, students engage in and communicate about authentic scientific inquiry. Student contributions undergo a process of peer and editorial board review before publication. During the 2018-2019 school year, 17 classrooms from 14 schools across the state of Maine contributed and reviewed 98 submissions. Volume 2 is the result of that effort. The work shared here includes investigations about the spread of invasive forest pests, restoration efforts for alewife, abundance of microplastics in the Penobscot bay area, and a range of other issues significant to local communities.
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