Dragonfly Mercury Project Resources

This page is a collection of multimedia resources on the Dragonfly Mercury Project (DMP). Visit the DMP landing page for information on data & results, how to get involved, and more.

Featured Videos & Media

A group of volunteers in life jackets wade in a lake with nets
Video: A Community Effort

Discover what it's like to be a community member or citizen scientist volunteering with the DMP.

Two volunteers look at dragonfly larvae in a white bin and magnifying cubes.
Videos: Partnership Highlights

Hear from different DMP partners about why this work is exciting and meaningful to them.

A volunteer compares dragonfly larvae in a magnifying box to an ID key.
Video: Youth in Parks

See DMP sampling in action at Rocky Mountain and Great Sand Dunes national parks.

Close up of a woman with short black hair, a colorful scarf, and gray sweater.
Video: University Collaboration

Watch Dr. Celia Chen describe Dartmouth College's work with the DMP.

A team of scientists stands in front of joshua trees.
Podcast: Behind the Science

Listen to Dr. Collin Eagles Smith from U.S. Geological Survey explain the importance of studying mercury in dragonflies.

Three volunteers use nets to search a wooded stream with mud and fallen leaves.
Story Map: Merrimack River Watershed

Scroll through a story map on this branch of the DMP, focused on the marginalized communities of Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts.

Close up of a dragonfly larvae in a magnifying box, held by a volunteer.
Article: A Superhero Insect

Explore the DMP's growth and success, and how it turned an ordinary insect into a science superhero.

A calm lake with small mountain in the background.
Article: Sampling in a National Forest

Read about DMP collaboration with another federal agency, the U.S. Forest Service.

Adult dragonfly suns wings on emergent grass
Article: Earned Wings in Maine

Learn about two of the first DMP partners, Acadia National Park and Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park.

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    Last updated: March 11, 2024