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Dragonfly Mercury Project

The Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP) engages citizen scientists such as students and visitors in national parks to collect dragonfly larvae from distinct sampling sites. The samples are then sent to the University of Maine, US Geological Survey, or Dartmouth College laboratories for mercury analyses. The study connects people to parks and provides baseline data to better understand the spatial distribution of mercury contamination in national parks.

Project URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/studies/air_toxics/dragonfly/index.cfm

Geographic Scope: Nationwide

Project Status: Active -not recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Annotation, Identification, Learning, Measurement, Observation,

Start Date: 2015-06-01

Project Contact: erik_meyer@nps.gov

Federal Government Sponsor:

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: USGS

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Fields of Science: Animals, Biology, Ecology and environment, Geology and earth science,

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