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Videos: Scientists It's All About The Data Whether you are talking about the practice of science or life in general, Dr. Andy Pershing, Chief Scientific Officer with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, thinks "It's All About The Data". 2016-07-07 vitalteach 0
Science Notebooks Fall 2016 Mission Block A Investigating presence of Common Barberry (Berberis vulgaris) and Japanese Barberry Berberis thunbergii) on the Hebron Station School campus as well as Oxford County, Maine. 2016-06-22 hebronstation school 0
Species Cards Finding D. japonica. Students use microscope skills and knowledge of cell parts to distinguish between 4 different types of Red Algae in Samples collected by scientists. 2016-01-19 Amoeba 0
Videos: How-to Data Collection and Random Sampling 5th and 6th graders have written and produced a how-to video detailing some of the potential pitfalls of data collection and how random sampling can help. To see the video please go to Thank you 2015-11-19 TomFisher 2
Species Cards, Research reports Water chestnut 2015-10-17 TeamArty 0
Blog entries Vital Communities - Milbridge Elementary School with NHS Milbridge Elementary School teacher, Rebecca Torrey, seized the opportunity to reach out to the community about invasive species during a book launch for a local author, Cynthia Lord. Students in middle grades made informational stations on native pollinators and on invasive species. Not only did the stations have large displays, but the students also made flyers that people could pick-up and take home. It was estimated that 80+ community partners and members attended - not bad for a small rural school! 2015-07-27 Breakfast Club 0
Blog entries, Presentations Vital Communities The original idea for this project was to somehow reach out to the community and get their help in monitoring the environment. At first we thought about a big spaghetti dinner that would include the high school and its feeding grammar schools, but that may have been thinking too big. So, we took it down a notch and had the schools work independently on their own ideas to reach out to the community. This started out as a multi-school project that included one high school and three grammar schools. Early on it became evident that coordinating was going to be an issue. 2015-06-08 Breakfast Club 16
Research reports Do Common Periwinkles Prefer Rocky Intertidal Ecosystems or Sandy Beaches The purpose of my experiment was to see if rocky intertidal ecosystems or sandy beaches are in more of a threat by the overpopulation and the biodiversity count decrease. My methods included finding data on the Vital Signs Maine website and putting it into a table which I then used on to put into a graph which I used in my results to show my data. 2015-06-02 tris.san 1
Research reports Is There Correlation Between Blue Mussel Population and Green Crab Population I’m studying this because this data can help clammers and restaurant know where to find mussels and where they aren’t. One of the methods I used was looking on certain websites to find the data and there was definitely a correlation between the blue mussel and green crabs. I found overall that in all the places green crabs were spotted 220 were confirmed and 20 were not confirmed. Looking through the green crab data and blue mussel data, I can tell that the blue mussel population has gone down cause there’s less blue mussels where green crabs are. 2015-05-22 CTLCrab 1
Research reports Does Cape Elizabeth Have a Healthy Marine Ecosystem? My project’s purpose is to determine whether or whether not Cape Elizabeth has a healthy marine ecosystem. I used Vital Signs to record and count data from inventories on the crab species and periwinkle species. I did this for each individual species so I could determine if the invasive species were dominating the native crab and periwinkles. My findings indicate that the green and Asian shore crab and common periwinkle (all invasive) have diminished the native crab and periwinkle population. 2015-05-22 CTLRedalgae 1