Fall 2017 Field Season in Review


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The Fall 2017 field season was a season of diving deeper for the Vital Signs Community. Citizen scientists from all across the state and into NH gathered and shared meaningful, environmental data.

Here is the data from Fall 2017 and past years:

  • Fall 2017 - 794 observations, 1420 comments, 29 active experts, 142 active citizen scientists, 80 active educators, 922 student teams
  • Fall 2016 - 775 observations, 758 comments, 36 active experts, 214 active citizen scientists, 86 active educators, 735 student teams
  • Fall 2015 - 1,036 observations, 1416 comments, 39 active experts, 210 active citizen scientists, 42 active educators, 802 student teams
  • Fall 2014 - 712 observations, 1156 comments, 39 active experts, ~ 132 active citizen scientists, 66 active educators, 780 student teams
  • Fall 2013 - 622 observations, 1623 comments, 24 projects, 41 active experts, ~20 active citizen scientists, 71 active educators, 653 student teams


Active schools/Organizations:

  • Bath Middle School
  • Boothbay Regional Elementary School
  • Cape Elizabeth Middle School
  • Captain Albert Stevens School
  • Daniel F. Mahoney Middle School
  • Dedham School
  • Durham Community School
  • Falmouth Middle School
  • Gorham Middle School
  • Hampton (NH) - Winnacunnet High School
  • Jordan-Small Middle School
  • Lakes Environmental Association
  • Loranger Middle School
  • Lubec Consolidated School
  • Lyman Moore Middle School
  • Massabesic Middle School
  • Medomak Middle School
  • Messalonskee Middle School
  • Molly Ockett Middle School
  • Nashua (NH) - Academy for Science and Design
  • Oceanside Middle School
  • Pembroke Elementary School
  • Piscataquis Community Middle School
  • Skowhegan Area High School
  • South Portland High School
  • St. George School
  • Stratton School
  • Strong Elementary School
  • Swans Island Elementary School
  • Van Buren Middle School
  • Westbrook High School
  • Westbrook Middle School
  • William S. Cohen School


Active species experts:

  • Akanoti
  • Alyson E
  • Annise
  • Bill Peterman
  • CBEP wetland botanist
  • cbyron
  • CrabLady
  • Curious Observer
  • fishteach
  • Frolicking Tiger
  • gary.fish(@)maine.gov
  • gbh
  • hermitthrush23
  • HeronThere
  • JacolynB
  • JamienJacobs
  • JMcPhedran
  • jmuhlin
  • jstormseastorm
  • kwilson
  • Lady Slipper
  • lindsay.green
  • Lythrum sali
  • Macroinv1
  • Mainer95
  • nanolmstead
  • ns2me
  • Roberta Hill
  • Shrinky Shark
  • sniffly salamander
  • SuperStar
  • TomDanielson


Thank you all for your efforts in building our shared understanding of the the world around us. As you look ahead to the spring, consider these new/revamped Field Missions:

Happy observing!
-The VS Team-