Data to Action: A Secondary School-Based Citizen Science Project to Address Arsenic Contamination of Well Water
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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 model of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education. This project aims to engage students as citizen scientists and provide them with the tools and skills to test wells in their communities and analyze the data. As part of the project, students will:
- Use the scientific process to ask real-world questions about drinking water contamination.
- Collect well water samples in their communities.
- Analyze data and answer questions using data they, and other students in Maine and New Hampshire, collected.
- Use data to increase awareness about the importance of having your well tested.
- Mobilize their communities to address issues related to private well water safety through community meetings, forums, and events.