We are gearing up for the next iteration of WeatherBlur for the 2019-2020 school year! We’re excited to be partnering with RTI International with funding from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and will be welcoming new schools from Mississippi and Alabama to the WeatherBlur family. WeatherBlur is a citizen science project that aims to… [Read More]
WeatherBlur is an amazing MMSA citizen science initiative where school students in ten Maine elementary schools post questions, collect data, liaise with scientists and write reports on issues that affect their community. When students at Sedgewick Elementary School and Chebeauge Island School had questions about the amount and type of trash found on their local town… [Read More]
This month, the MMSA research team is busy traveling throughout Maine for the spring data collection blitz for WeatherBlur. Over the course of three weeks, the team will travel to nine different schools throughout Maine, from Songo Locks to Sedgwick, to capture both what and how students are learning through their participation in the project…. [Read More]
MMSA develops and applies research and best practices in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Many of the projects at MMSA seek to find answers to unique and important questions regarding STEM learning in many different environments. WeatherBlur Next Generation is an exciting project funded by a three-year cyberlearning grant from the National Science… [Read More]
The WeatherBlur project is in its second phase for the school years, with students and their teachers collecting data on a range of investigations.
MMSA’s Executive Director Dr. Ruth Kermish-Allen’s (Et Al.) primer on Citizen Science has just been published by the Center for Innovative Research in Cyber Learning.