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Citizen science increases environmental awareness, advocacy

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141203161128.htm

Duke University. "Citizen science increases environmental awareness, advocacy." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 3 December 2014. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141203161128.htm>.

Duke University conducted a study on individuals who have experience citizen science. Their experience caused their lives to change in drastic ways. Citizen science encourages volunteers in the collection of ecological information. Once working with the environment and learning about environmental problems many individuals managed to incorporate “living green” into their daily lives. Many became advocates of their work in the environmental field and began ecology clubs or organizations. The purpose of the study was to prove that once society is educated hands-on by the material that they truly want to help make a difference on our earth.
This article impacted me because before taking this class I had no desire to help the environment. This class helped educate me and teach me how the environment plays a major role in the lives of everyone. We should take care of what God gave us.

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Plus our tree phenology project is a citizen science project!!! I'm glad you are learning to care for the Earth .... And enjoying the brisk winter air at Maple Lake. 50/50

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4TH QUARTER

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EXPERIENCE 1
This quarter, our class had the opportunity to plant a tree on the Marist campus. This experience taught me a lot about the proper way to plant a tree. The women who came and helped us plant the tree taught us about how trees are so very important to our earth, and that unfortunately many invasive species are causing these trees to willow and slowly die. It is important that our community knows of the invasive species harming our trees and which trees they effect for their own safety.

Since I live in Beverly, I was able to have a hands-on experience with our tree. The tree was donated from a woman who lives in Beverly. I was able to shovel up dirt and rip the grass from its roots to make room for this new tree. After ripping grass, we dug the large hole which the roots would be buried. It is important to know the proper way to plant a tree because it is very easy for this young tree to willow and die. Then, we covered the roots and watered the tree after taking a few pictures of course.

I have had the special experience to water our class’s tree every day. Brother Hank tells Brian and I all the time that thirty years from now, when we come back to visit Marist, we can tell our kids about the special tree we took care of throughout the ending of our junior year. 😊

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EXPERIENCE 2
This quarter, our class went on a field trip to the Cook County Forest Preserve. I did not know what to expect of this trip and was spectacle about going but now, I am glad that I went. When we first arrived, we met a man who explained to us the Chicago Watershed. He explained the stream which we were doing tests on eventually leads to the Gulf of Mexico. That was super interesting to me.

First, my group searched and examined invertebrates in the creek. We took off our shoes and put on our thigh-high water boots and jumped right in. The water was hardly deep at all so we did not have to worry about getting wet. Once in the river, we grabbed our nets and kicked up rocks. We caught crawfish, worms, and mayflies. That was the most fun part of the day. We also used our senses on a walk to fully experience nature. Another activity was testing the pollution of the water and the affect on the biodiversity of the creek.

The experience was awesome and I am so happy I went. I love nature, hiking, bugs, and dirt. I am never scarred to get my hands dirty so this field trip was perfect for me!

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I think it's awesome that you love to get your hands dirty! I was impressed in the beginning of the year when you were helping with the roley poleys and then the worms!! Thanks for a great, Elise. The tree thanks you too for all the water! 50/50