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Vital Signs Maine

Main Project Information
Goal No Goal was listed but it’s probably amazing
Task No Task was listed but it’s probably doable
Where 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.

How to Join

Visit to join the Vital Signs community.

Choose your Field Mission -

Collect and share your data.

Use the Vital Signs database to answer your research questions -

And share your multimediat projects -

Social Media
Required Gear

-Digital camera, camera phone, or iPad
-Access to share your findings

Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students, Adults, Families
Spend the Time outdoors
Type of Activity In oceans, streams, rivers, lakes, While fishing, On a hike, In snow or rain, At the beach, On a walk, run, At school
Class Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags Invasive species, Maine
Project Updated 05/23/2018