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Youth - Follow a Researcher!®

Follow a Researcher® Expedition 4:
Maine Coast!

Planning and Carrying Out Investigations

In last week’s video, Tyler described gathering, evaluating, and communicating information to direct his focus on the problem of the invasive European green crab, and its parasitic companion, the spiny headed worm.

This week, we put the pieces together to plan an investigation. Tyler has developed his three research questions and decided what information he will need to gather to help him answer them. The next step is making plans to identify the best locations and methods to gather those data. Tyler will discuss how he will be planning and carrying out investigations. Read more >>

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Highlights from Expedition 3: Antarctica!

Check out Lynn’s awesome video, capturing moments at work and at play while doing research in Antarctica! Thanks for following!

Previous Follow a Researcher® Expeditions

Expedition 1: Peru

Expedition 2:
Falkland Islands

Expedition 3:

For more information about Follow a Researcher®, contact us at 800.287.0274 or 581.3292 or email

Follow a Researcher® is a program of the University of Maine’s
Cooperative Extension.

With support from the Maine 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees.

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