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Resource type Theme Title Teaser Grade Level Name Comments Post date
Units of study Ecosystem health, Ecosystems Ecosystem Health: Checking the Vital Signs of a Maine Watershed How healthy are your local ecosystems? Students use a variety of health indicators to investigate and assess the health of a local upland, freshwater, or coastal system. They share conclusions and fresh ideas with local planners and resource managers in their communities, and report their findings more broadly to the scientific community through the Vital Signs website.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
vitalteach 0 2010-04-16
Units of study Ecosystems All My Watershed Neighbors What species live in my neighborhood? Students investigate the species that live within their local watershed habitats and the resources those species (and they!) need. 13 activities! All My Watershed Neighbors (http://vitalventure.gmri.org/watershed-experiences/neighbors/) GMRI's Watershed Experiences get students outside to observe, ask questions, investigate, take action, and deepen their scientific understanding and connection to their local watersheds. Middle school (grades 6-8) vitalteach 0 2010-04-16
Learning activities Scientific inquiry Online Comments & Community Review The VS community actively reviews all species observations, projects, and curriculum resources. Community involvement in the review process lets us applaud great work, and share our own expertise in ways that help others learn and improve. This activity offers a structure for deciding what type of feedback you (and your group) would like to leave, and for creating your own set of norms to guide you as you leave comments for other participants.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
vitalteach 0 2010-03-23
Analysis resources Ecosystems, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Maine Watersheds Map Layer This map contains boundary files for 17 Maine watersheds.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
iSpyaSign 1 2010-03-15
Analysis resources Invasive species Maine Invasive Aquatic Plants - known infestations March 2010 This Google Earth layer was created to pin point the water bodies in Maine with known infestations of an aquatic invasive plant species. The exact location of the plants within a given waterbody is not identified in this layer. This layer can be used for analysis of vectors, and offers a March 2010 snapshot for time series analysis of the spread of aquatic invasive species going forward. This layer is based on source data publicly provided by the Maine DEP Bureau of Land and Water Quality, originally provided in pdf format on the DEPs website.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
iSpyaSign 0 2010-03-15
Units of study, Learning activities Biodiversity, Invasive species, Scientific inquiry Invasive Species Impacts on Biodiversity in a Maine Watershed How diverse is my local ecosystem? Students compare local biodiversity counts to those in other areas of their watershed. Middle school (grades 6-8) vitalteach 1 2010-02-11
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Boat Launch Sites in Maine Layer for Google Earth Happen to be looking for the name of that boat launch? Or the name of that lake or river? You’ve come to the right place, this Google Earth .kmz layer will provide you with the answers you’re looking for. I’ve created this layer of the boat launch sites across the State of Maine for students and scientists a like to use for analysis. In this layer you’ll find specific information relating to each individual boat launch facility.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Maine Population by County Layer for Google Earth I’ve created this handy and helpful KMZ layer of every county in Maine and the total population of that county. Included in this layer is a legend with description of how the fields in this layer are classified. Every county is clickable and provides census totals and county name, population density can be related to areas of high invasive species incidents.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Research Facilities Layer for Google Earth This fun KML layer provides the user with a location of Research Facilities within the Gulf of Maine region. Each point of interest on the map gives you a name, address and link to the appropriate website. This layer is helpful if you’re looking for a specific research facility that is studying something you may be interested in.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19
Analysis resources Scientific inquiry Habitat Zones Layer for Google Earth Have you ever been out in the field and find yourself unsure of which habitat zone you’re in? I’ve created this habitat layer that spans the entire State of Maine. This biophysical map will tell you not only where you are, but will also allow you to compare data with other different habitat zones.
Middle school (grades 6-8)
High school (grades 9-12)
Professional development
MattKeene 0 2009-11-19