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Project eTrout

Main Project Information
Presented By US Geological Survey
Goal Link research and education in stream fish ecology
Task Collect trout data from 360-video samples
Where Online only
Description

Virtual reality platforms provide new opportunities for environmental education and research. We invite your participation in a new program to engage students in a “virtual swim” through brook trout streams in Shenandoah National Park (Virginia) using video samples collected by US Geological Survey (USGS). Students can use VR headsets or standard computer monitors to collect data from video samples that will be compiled by USGS researchers and reported back to participating classes. USGS researchers will then collaborate with participating instructors to apply the student-generated data for a peer-reviewed paper on new citizen science applications for fish ecology. The pilot project begins spring 2019.

Contact Than Hitt [nhitt@usgs.gov] for more information and to get involved!

How to Join

This project begins during the spring semester of 2019. Contact Than Hitt for more information and to get involved!
nhitt@usgs.gov
304-724-4463

Project Timing This project will take place during the spring semester of 2019.
Website https://www.usgs.gov/staff-profiles/nathaniel-hitt
Social Media
Materials List YouTube access
Ideal Age Group Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College
Ideal Frequency Other
Average Time An hour or so
Spend the Time indoors
Tags ecology, fish, streams, trout
Project Updated 10/02/2018