Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water

Arsenic, a naturally occurring contaminant in some groundwater, is a major contaminant of concern for human health worldwide. Long-term exposure to arsenic can lead to a host of health issues, including heart disease; cancer of the bladder, lung, liver, prostate, and skin; diabetes, and more.

Look up your drinking water sample results here!

About the All About Arsenic Project

The All About Arsenic Project  "Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water" is a 5-year NIH-NIGMS Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) to create and pilot a national...

Articles and News

Arsenic-related articles and news October 17, 2022 Digging Deep: Students Well-Equipped to Make Change May 13, 2022 Funding Helps Expand Arsenic Awareness Program March 1, 2022 Westbrook students’ science project makes impact i...

All About Arsenic Curriculum

Curriculum ideas, resources, and materials can be found here.

Case Studies

Each person creates a case study at the conclusion of their groundwater project, providing inspiration around curricular activities, strategies for building school-community connections in stewardship of groundwater, and replicable project design. Download...

Drinking Water Data

This page is a central resource for data originating from the All About Arsenic project! Use the map to explore arsenic samples collected in the course of this project. Hexagons are shaded by the total number of samples collected; locations are...

For Samplers

To register a sample, visit the All About Arsenic data entry sheet on Anecdata.org. Water sampling data are available to analyze on the Tuva analysis portal. To check for a sample's lab results, enter your sample ID code below:

Teacher & Scientist Partner Resources

As teachers implement citizen science projects in their classrooms, they will work with local scientists recruited mostly from Maine and New Hampshire IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) partner institutions. Teachers and Scientist...
Project Team

Project Team

Project Leadership Jane E. Disney, Ph.D., MDI Biological Laboratory Bruce Stanton, Ph.D., Dartmouth College Project Coordinators Hannah Lust, Ph.D., MDI Biological Laboratory Ramsey Steiner, Dartmouth College Sarah Dunbar,...