MAIN_IMAGE: Math meets science when Alpena Elementary School “Rusty Raiders” students get their feet wet collecting, organizing, and analyzing data in their project aimed at monitoring invasive rusty crayfish populations in the Thunder Bay Watershed
AuGres elementary school students work with community members including the local drain commissioner, USFWS and NOAA staff, and parents to monitor the health of several sections of the AuGres River that drains into Lake Huron.
Ella White Elementary School students designed and built underwater robots and then partnered with a NE MI GL SI partner: NOAA’s Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary to deploy the robots in Lake Huron to field-truth their invasive species hypothesis.
Alpena Elementary School youth engineer remote operated underwater robots (ROVs), among other engineering projects, to aid in their study of the Thunder Bay watershed.
A hands-on citizen science and career experience for Alcona County youth working alongside Michigan Natural Features Inventory scientists in the hunt for invasive species while mapping potential habitat for the endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly.