Expeditions Virtual Field Trip with FISHstory - Stepping Back in Time: How Historic Dock Photos Can Help Fisheries Management

What can historic dock photos reveal about fisheries? The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council’s new citizen science project, FISHstory, aims to find out. FISHstory (pronounced like history) trains volunteers to identify and count fish in historic dock photos From Daytona Beach, FL from the 1940s-1970s. Data collected will help fishery managers build a more complete picture of these fisheries prior to the beginning of dedicated catch monitoring programs. To gather this data, we’re using the power of the crowd through the online crowdsourcing platform, Zooniverse. The project is completely online, open to all, and includes fish identification training materials for those that aren’t fish ID experts. We need help from citizen scientists like you to unlock the data in these photos! Join EarthEcho International and the South Atlantic Fishery Management staff, Allie Iberle and Julia Byrd, to learn more about FISHstory and how you can get involved in the project!

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FISHstory Lesson Plan

The FISHstory lesson plan will prepare students so that they can participate in the SAFMC's citizen science project, FISHstory, on the Zooniverse crowdsourcing platform. Students will learn the basics of fish morphology, anatomy, and more! 

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Summer Passport to Adventure

EarthEcho’s Passport to Adventure is a self-guided summer activity challenge for students age 8+ designed to connect young environmentalists to conservation and STEM throughout the summer.

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EarthEcho Expeditions Virtual Field Trip - Together, We Can: Discovering Biscayne National Park

America's National parks are her crown jewels: Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Yosemite. But did you know that there are over 80 national parks that protect special ocean, coastal and Great Lakes places? The largest of those is South Florida's Biscayne National Park. Join us in meeting some of the park's rangers as they share the ways that the park's four ecosystems fit together, how the park fits in with other protected areas, and how all of us working together can protect our one and only ocean!

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The Bundled Up with Blubber worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

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The Bud Burst worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

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The Defend Your Drain worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

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The Going Green and Keeping Clean worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

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The Fantastic Filtration worksheet provides background information, detailed instructions and more to accompany our Snack-Sized Science video.

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