Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center


At NOROCK our scientists are dedicating their time and effort to develop learning opportunities in ecosystem sciences for audiences ranging from K-12 youth, college and graduate students, to citizen scientists throughout the U.S.

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Date published: July 13, 2018
Status: Active

Volunteer Repeat Photography

Documenting the loss of ice among the glaciers of Glacier National Park has become an integral part of the USGS Climate Change in Mountain Ecosystems program.  Repeating historic photographs augments research and provides an effective means of visually communicating climate change.  The USGS encourages volunteer photographers to participate in capturing and submitting repeat photographs of...

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 11, 2016
Status: Active

Repeat Photography Teacher Trunk

This trunk was made possible from a grant from NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. It is designed to get students thinking about measuring precipitation - snow and ice, as well as rain- not just to do it, but why we would want to do it.

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: April 7, 2016

Losing a Legacy: a photographic story of disappearing glaciers

With evidence of worldwide glacial recession and predictions that all of the glaciers in Glacier National Park will melt by the year 2030, NOROCK scientists are documenting glacial decline through photography. Since 1997 over seventy photographs of nineteen different glaciers have been repeated. Thirteen of those glaciers have shown marked recession and some of the more intensely studied...

Contacts: Lisa McKeon
Date published: March 9, 2016
Status: Completed


If you like to geocache and you want to contribute to research, or you are a scientist looking to engage the public in repeat observations at a particular place, you should try ScienceCache.  

ScienceCache is a scientific geocaching mobile application framework.  By melding training and games into the hunt for place-based data...