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The holidays are always a busy and sometimes stressful time of year: food to cook, houses to clean, trips to plan, gifts to buy, family to coordinate, the list goes on. So we completely understand that editing data for The National Map Corps might not be high on your list of priorities these days. --*Sigh*
The National Map Corps encourages and leverages volunteer citizen scientists to update structure data to The National Map. To reward, recognize and motivate these participants, the program awards “virtual” badges for increasing levels of edits and submission.
In celebration of Earth Science Week and Geologic Map Day, the USGS National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program is highlighting several exciting ongoing and upcoming geoscience-related activities:
You’ve heard of tiny houses, introducing (really) tiny communities - microbiomes!
When you think of a day in the life of a scientist, adventure may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, many scientists find themselves in amazing locations where collecting data is physically challenging.
This EarthWord tells you who and what you are REALLY…
Program coordinators are now accepting applications for the 2018 Appalachian Geoscience GeoCamp.
A trio of recently released studies shows how fish, macroinvertebrates, and algae are affected by chemical and physical stressors
On a humid August morning in south-central Alaska, a group of scientists hiked for four miles along a horse trail armed with rifles and an order to make as much noise as possible.