LiMPETS

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LiMPETS is a citizen science program that gives 6th to 12th grade students a chance to participate in monitoring research that is used to track trends in ecology and the effects of climate change, among other environmental phenomena, along the coast of California. Students build science skills in data collection, analysis, and presentation in their classrooms and backyards. The program, based on outstanding high-quality science, provides instructional training and materials that are usually only available at the college level. Supported by the National Marine Sanctuaries, it can also connect educators to broader resources on ocean and climate science on our coasts.

Guidelines:
  • Fairness and accuracy
  • Depth
  • Emphasis on skills building
  • Usability

LiMPETS is a citizen science program that gives 6th to 12th grade students a chance to participate in monitoring research that is used to track trends in ecology and the effects of climate change, among other environmental phenomena, along the coast of California. Students build science skills in data collection, analysis, and presentation in their classrooms and backyards. The program, based on outstanding high-quality science, provides instructional training and materials that are usually only available at the college level. Supported by the National Marine Sanctuaries, it can also connect educators to broader resources on ocean and climate science on our coasts.

LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is a citizen science program that monitors the coastal ecosystems of California and helps youth develop a scientific understanding of the ocean. LiMPETS monitors the biology in rocky intertidal and sandy beach ecosystems and aims to provide publicly accessible, scientifically sound, long-term data to inform marine resource management and the scientific community. LiMPETS is for school groups, informal education centers, and community organizations serving students from the 6th to the 12th grade. Teachers and educational leaders need to participate in a workshop to join the program.  Offices are in San Francisco, Monterey, and Santa Barbara and work is typically conducted within 50 miles of those locations (although they have other accommodations for exceptions).