Citizen science finding solutions to Great Lakes issues

By on March 27, 2015

The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative network hopes to solve issues facing the Great Lakes. (Credit: Brandon Schroeder / Michigan Sea Grant)

There are many issues facing the Great Lakes, and citizen science is having a hand in solving them, according to a release from the Michigan State University Extension. The organization makes the claim following a meeting of its Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative.

The meeting brought together educators that lead citizen science programs involving students around the state. The goal was to share experiences and project ideas to help bring Great Lakes science alive for those participating.

Some of the projects presented included a program that tracks the migration of monarch butterflies; another that helps keep Lake Huron beaches clean; and one that teaches about the Thunder Bay Watershed while data are collected on its issues.

Top image: The Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative network hopes to solve issues facing the Great Lakes. (Credit: Brandon Schroeder / Michigan Sea Grant)

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