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Cornell Lab of Ornithology



(Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students)


is coordinated by the

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

in partnership with the

Marine Science Institute at UC Santa Barbara, Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association, UC Santa Cruz,

and three National Marine Sanctuaries
Open the LiMPETS website




LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups throughout California. Approximately 3,500 teachers and students along the coast of California are collecting rocky intertidal and sandy beach data as part of the LiMPETS network. Join us—learn the process of science and help to protect our local marine ecosystems.


Open the LiMPETS website



Topic - rocky intertidal, sandy beach

Audience - grades 5-12, university, community groups

Location - California coastline, numerous monitoring sites

Goals - research, monitoring, education



Claire Fackler, National Education Liaison  email Claire

  805-963-3238 ext. 18

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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