We all check up on, watch out for, and keep track of the things and the people we care about. Why should the outdoors be any different? Browse the environmental monitoring projects below and see how students and others are helping to protect your land, air and water. If you are interested in getting involved with one of the projects below on your public lands, please let us know.
Where is your watershed? What can macroinvertebrates tell us about how clean your water is? This water quality monitoring database tool is for field educators who need a place to store their data.
Join educators and researchers to study lichens as an indicator of general atmospheric health. Learn how to start a lichen monitoring project in your area.
In an attempt to capture the character of the 19th Century naturalist, we have developed this place-based collection of student-based observations and analytical reflections.
Very little is known about the slime molds of planet earth. Students, teachers, land managers and scientists are combining efforts to inventory slime molds nationally.
Why are students, teachers, volunteers and scientists looking so closely at leaves?
Learn about some of North America's quasi-terrestrial creatures that breathe through their skin. Find out why this special trait makes these water-loving species important to scientists in Salamander Salute.
Students are learning that there is more to snow than good snowballs by measuring the snowpack and its effect on plants, animals and people.
In July 2015 volunteers helped study some of the most familiar and important pollinators in the eastern United States. Download the following spreadsheet containing identification of bumble bees collected by participants of the megatransect. Megatransectdata.xlsx
Use this tool to create your own specific KML files. Please login to access the KML Maker.
What happens when a new plant species comes into an area, and it is more attractive to pollinators than anything else around? Does it improve pollination of the native plants that are already there? Or does it lure away pollinators, or lead to the delivery of the wrong kind of pollen? We are asking these types of questions following the arrival of a non-native plant, white sweetclover (Melilotus albus) in habitats in interior Alaska. Watch the video below to find out why we need your help.