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Vital Signs

Vital Signs

is run by the

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

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Vital Signs a community-based education program that links middle school students, citizen scientists, and scientists in the collection and analysis of environmental data related to invasive species. Vital Signs leverages technology to enable students to practice scientific inquiry, collect rigorous and consistent data, share the data and knowledge they have collected, and to serve as a distributed data collection network for the scientific community.


The Vital Signs website is coming soon. In the meantime, read a project description on the Gulf of Maine Research Institute's website.



Topic - invasive species, water quality, habitat

Audience - middle school, adults, teachers

Location - Maine, Gulf of Maine Watershed

Goals - education, monitoring, research



Sarah Kirn (KIRN), Vital Signs Program Manager  email Sarah

  207 228-1631

Citizen science, volunteer monitoring, participatory action research... this site supports organizers of all initiatives where public participants are involved in scientific research.

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