Mangrove Detectives

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Scientists are looking to students across the Caribbean for their help studying the health of mangrove forests. This week, Dr. Ryann Rossi, a post-doctoral scholar at the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), launched the Mangrove Detectives Project with help from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation and Friends of the Environment. Mangrove Detectives is a new citizen-science project that teaches students valuable laboratory and field skills while they document mangrove disease and insect communities in their local mangrove forest. The project provides teachers, non-profit organizations, and environmental educators with free lesson plans, field kits, and laboratory materials to help their students study threats to their local mangrove forest and become part of an international community of Mangrove Detectives.

Mangrove Disease – A Citizen Science Investigation

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog North Carolina State University (NCSU) student Ryann Rossi is studying mangrove disease throughout the Bahamas. Through a partnership with NCSU, our students in the B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N. programs are participating in her hands-on citizen science …

Return to B.A.M. and J.A.M.I.N.

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Mangrove Education and Restoration Blog With the school holidays behind us, we returned to The Bahamas and Jamaica in mid-January for the second phase of the Mangrove Education and Restoration Programs. During these trips, I was accompanied by two special …

Mangrove Education and Restoration Program Expansion A Success

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With the help of our partners FRIENDS of the Environment in the Bahamas and the University of the West Indies Discovery Bay Marine Lab in Jamaica, we have successfully completed the third year of J.A.M.I.N. and second year of B.A.M. …

Findings from J.A.M.I.N. Mangrove Disease Research

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By Ryann Rossi Since I started researching mangrove disease in The Bahamas, I have become really interested in looking at other Caribbean nations to determine if they too have disease present.  When I first started talking to Amy Heemsoth, Education …