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Cornell Lab of Ornithology


Great Lakes Worm Watch

Great Lakes Worm Watch

is run by the

Natural Resources Research Institute

Open the Great Lakes Worm Watch website



Great Lakes Worm Watch is committed to increasing scientific literacy and public understanding of the role of exotic species in ecosystems change. We provide the tools and resources for citizens to actively contribute to the development of a database documenting the distributions of exotic earthworms and their impacts across the region as well as training and resources for educators to help build understanding of the methods and results of scientific research about exotic earthworms and forest ecosystems ecology.


Open the Great Lakes Worm Watch website



Topic - forest ecology, exotic earthworms, worms, citizen science

Audience - K-12, resource managers, educators, land owners

Location - US, country wide

Goals - research, education



Cindy Hale, Principle Investigator  email Cindy

Ryan Hueffmeier, Program Coordinator  email Ryan

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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