Citizen Science Online Resources

Acadia Learning for Participator Science
Introduction to Mercury in the Environment
(Grades 6-12)
http://participatoryscience.org/

Click on "Mercury in Watersheds" and look for six Curriculum Units listed on the right column of the screen. Each unit includes background information for teachers, student prerequisites, classroom activities, and standards, in addition to other resources.

Air Pollution Impacts
Everglades National Park
https://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/aris/ever/impacts.cfm

Website includes a summary of recent findings regarding mercury sources in South Florida, levels in landscape and wildlife, and EPA fish consumption advisories.

Studies and Monitoring
Everglades National Park
https://www.nature.nps.gov/air/Permits/aris/ever/studiesMonitoring.cfm?tab=1#TabbedPanels1

Website summarizes continuing efforts to analyze the effects of mercury at Everglades National Parks. Also includes a short reading of findings relating mercury to the endangered Florida panther.

National Atmospheric Deposition Program
Monitoring Location FL11
http://nadp.sws.uiuc.edu/sites/siteinfo.asp?id=FL11&net=MDN

Website provides access to data collected by Everglades National Park Research Center's mercury monitoring program, containing data from 1996-2012, for potential student analysis. Click on link "Sample Data" foundon left side of screen to gain access.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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33100 Tamiami Trail East
Ochopee, FL 34141

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