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EARTHECO Water Challenge

EarthEcho’s programs utilize 21st century tools and interactive resources to empower and equip youth to identify and solve environmental challenges by taking action in their own communities.

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EARTHECO International

Exploring Streams

Hands-on learning about streams within and outside of the classroom. This four week long curriculum contains six sections, including a field trip to collect data that will contribute to the Water Action Volunteers Program. Aligned with Science Standards.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Extension, Water Action Volunteers

GLOBE

The GLOBE Program enables you and your class to engage in a collaborative, scientific exploration of the world around you, collaborating with teachers and students from around the world.

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Atmosphere, Biology, Soil, Water

Journey North

Journey North engages citizen scientists in a global study of wildlife migration and seasonal change. K-12 students share their own field observations with classmates across North America. They track the coming of spring through the migration patterns of monarch butterflies, robins, hummingbirds, whooping cranes, gray whales, bald eagles— and other birds and mammals; the budding of plants; changing sunlight; and other natural events.

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Annenberg Learner

Ladybug Learning

Ladybug biology, biodiversity, conservation, and sampling are addressed. Younger students contruct replicas of ladybug life stages out of recycled materials and learn about ladybug diversity playing “ladybug bingo”. Older children play food web and ladybug sampling games. The core of the Lost Ladybug Project, where we actually go outside to search, is the same for both age groups. The toolkits allow for two collecting trips to two habitats for comparison, and then submission of data on the Lost Ladybug website.

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http://www.learner.org/jnorth/

Milkweed Monitoring Project

Using milkweed plants to detect ozone air pollution, classrooms provide plant injury data to DNR’s air management biomonitoring unit. Students learn about air pollution and its effects on plants and animals, how to set up study plots and collect plant samples, and how to press and preserve plant samples.

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Monarch Watch: In the Classroom

“Challenges to Students” are questions that we pose to students to get them started with their very own research. In the “Research Projects” section you’ll find ongoing collaborative projects that rely on student – scientist partnerships. Our ever-growing vocabulary page is your one-stop-shop to help you sort through all of those (sometimes tricky!) terms and concepts relating to Monarchs and science in general.

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Monarch Watch

Project NOAH

Project Noah was created to provide people of all ages with a simple, easy-to-use way to share their experiences with wildlife. By encouraging your students to share their observations and contribute to Project Noah missions, you not only help students to reconnect with nature, you provide them with real opportunities to make a difference.

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National Geographic

S’COOL (Students’ Cloud Observations Online)

NASA scientists are very interested in learning how clouds affect our atmosphere. It is the clouds, in part, that affect the overall temperature and energy balance of the Earth. The more we know about clouds, the more we will know about our Earth as a system! And YOU can help!

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NASA