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CosmoQuest

Today, scientific discoveries ranging from finding new planets orbiting alien stars to finding light echoes from quasars are all being made by everyday people working as citizen scientists. CosmoQuest citizen science projects include: Moon Mappers, Mars Mappers, Mercury Mappers, Vesta Mappers, and Image Detective.

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CosmoQuest, NASA

Damsels and Dragons

“Damsels and Dragons” describes the physical and behavioral characteristics of
dragonflies and damselflies. Eighty-six species of dragonflies occur throughout
Minnesota. Students also learn about a dragonfly’s life cycle as it metamorphoses
from egg to adult, and about a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
naturalist, Mark Carroll, who has done research on dragonflies.

*Supports Minnesota Odanata Survey Project

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Minnesota Conservation Volunteer, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota Dragonfly Society

Driven to Discover

The “Driven to Discover: Enabling Authentic Inquiry through Citizen Science” program is designed around an inquiry-based curriculum for youth. The curriculum uses nationally known citizen science programs (eBird & The Monarch Larva Monitoring Project) as the basis for teaching youth how to engage in science the way scientists do.

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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

Geothermal Case Study

Students will choose a site from over 250 geothermal areas identified on this site by the U.S. Geological Society and produce a case study detailing the exploration, development, and geologic history of that site.

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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

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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