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Plant Census at Smithsonian's Global Change Research Wetland

Main Project Information
Goal We simulate elements of a changing climate in wetlands
Task Census wetland plants and help with lab analyses
Where 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, 21037 MD 21037 USA

Scientists have been studying the marsh at the Global Change Research Wetlands for nearly 30 years to track the impacts of carbon dioxide and nutrients on plant growth. Citizen scientists work in the marsh to count and measure all of the plants in the experimental plots and work in the lab to analyze samples.

How to Join

To sign up contact Alison Cawood at or 443-482-2271.

Project Timing Volunteers must commit to one full day. For the 2017 Census, we need volunteers to help on weekdays from July 24 through August 4.
Ideal Age Group High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Seniors
Spend the Time outdoors
Tags biogeochemistry, carbon dioxide, climate change, environmental science, invasive species, nutrients, plants, salt marsh, wetlands
Project Updated 01/30/2018