Killing Rock Vomit, A Thought Experiment
|Presented By||Smithsonian Environmental Research Center|
|Goal||Understand the challeges of controlling invasive species.|
|Task||Come up with ideas on how to solve an invasive species problem|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
Help us come up with a creative solution to an invasive species problem in Alaska. The invasive tunicate rock vomit was discovered in Sitka, Alaska in 2010. Following the discovery, we tested various methods to control the tunicate using a experiments conducted at the scale of a Ziploc bag. The thought experiment asks people to take this information and come up with a creative solution for controlling the tunicate in the harbor. Please submit your proposed solution by December 16th, the winning idea will be posted on our website in January.
|How to Join||
This project has ended but visit our website to see some of the submissions. http://www.serc.si.edu/labs/marine_invasions/feature_story/January_2014.aspx
|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||On a walk, run, At school, In the car, At home|
|Tags||alaska, experiment, Invasive species, rock, smithsonian, thought, vomit|
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