Blogs

MSSM STEM Collaborative Camp Part 1 – Vital Signs at MSSM Camp

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    From July 22 – Juy 28 I attended MSSM’s STEM Collaborative Camp to support three VS Educator Leaders as they led a course on Vital Signs. The VS team is excited to have VS Educator Leaders share and teach other educators about the program. We are hoping that this is a model that we can repeat again and again, and I was happy to be the on-the-ground support for this first experiment.

504 pounds of Chinese mystery snails!

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    The Daily Bulldog - Franklin County's First News - reported that the Clearwater Lake Association pulled 504 pounds of Chinese mystery snails from Clearwater Lake at Allen's Mills. Check out the full article about this massive citizen science effort online, or read it here!

    http://www.dailybulldog.com/db/features/thats-a-lot-of-snails-504-pounds...

Video blog! Non-native Queen Anne's lace

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    Hello and how are you!

    This week my spectacular cohort and cousin Amelia and I went out into the field in search of the Non-Native plant, Queen Anne's Lace (also known as the wild carrot!!).

Video blog! Invasive green crabs

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    Hello from Southport Island!

    I hope everyone had a wonderful America Week last week! This week the video blog focuses on the European green crab (Carcinus maenas), an aggressive and hungry crustacean that is impacting the coast of Maine.

Invading our news: Invasive species news blog, Update 3

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    Here is the final installment in the three-week blog series, Invading Our News. Enjoy!

Meet the VS Summer Interns - Episode 2

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    Ruthie Hawley and Jeffrey Rubel are both interns this summer at Vital Signs. They have been working very hard since they have arrived, but they managed to set aside a few minutes to introduce themselves to you. In this second installment, you will meet Ruthie.

Meet the VS Summer Interns - Episode 1

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    Ruthie Hawley and Jeffrey Rubel are both interns this summer at Vital Signs. They have been working very hard since they have arrived, but they managed to set aside a few minutes to introduce themselves to you. In this first installment, you will meet Jeffrey.

Invading our news: Invasive species news blog, Update 2

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    Hi! I’m Mainer95, a summer intern at GMRI. One project that I’m working on this summer is this special blog series, Invading Our News.

    Here is the second installment. I hope its not baa-ring. (Image source: hello-julie, Flickr user, CC: BY, NC)

Video Blog! Japanese knotweed

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    Greetings from the coast of Maine! This week I went searching with my wonderful cousin, Amelia, for Japanese knotweed. We did not have to go far from her home in Brunswick to find this aggressive plant. We found huge bushes right behind the local Dairy Frost.

Becoming an Invasive Plant Patroller

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    Last week I had the pleasure of attending an Invasive Plant Patroller (IPP) training up in Lovell. The Maine Volunteer Lakes Monitoring Program (VLMP) organizes the IPP program in order to train volunteers to prevent, detect and respond to infestations of the “eleven most unwanted” in their local lakes and ponds.
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