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collaborativescience.org

This project is intended to help engage individuals in using technology to conduct locally based, but regionally connected, natural resource stewardship projects. We will use a series of web-based modeling and social media tools to engage community groups in conducting authentic science. This includes making field observations, engaging in collaborative discussions, graphically representing data, and modeling ecological systems. The goal of these efforts is to allow volunteers to engage in resource and open-space conservation.

Project URL: collaborativescience.org

Geographic Scope: Locally based but anywhere that can connect with project personnel via phone or internet or in person.

Project Status: Active -recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Data analysis, Data entry, Finding entities, Geolocation, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Observation, Photography, Problem solving, Sample analysis, Site selection and/or description, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 2013-09-01

Project Contact: rebeccacjordan@yahoo.com

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor:

Name of Nonfederal Sponsors: Virginia Master Naturalists, Rutgers University, Colorado State University, Virginia Tech University, NJ Middlesex County Schools

Fields of Science: Ecology and environment,

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Civic and community, Individual learning, Conservation,