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Photo: CC-BY Vital Signs user manyeyes
Participation fee $0
Expenses $0
Spend the time outdoors
Location Maine
Appropriate for kids yes
Teaching materials no


Required Gear:

-Digital camera, camera phone, or iPad
-Access to http://vitalsignsme.org/ share your findings


Vital Signs Maine


Where are the invasive species in Maine? Where aren’t they? Students, educators, citizens, and scientists are working together to find out.

As part of the Vital Signs community you can help steward the 32,000 miles of rivers and streams, 6,000 lakes and ponds, 5,000 miles of coastline, and 17 million acres of forest that are threatened by invasive species.

Together we are using scientific tools and habits of mind to look for native and invasive species in local habitats. We are sharing what we find and do not find online. We are contributing to a greater understanding of our shared environment.




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