Recent Student Reports

Rapid ‘Ōhi’a Death

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 16, 2017

A new fungal pathogen known as Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death was identified on Hawaii Island in 2014. The fungus attacks and can quickly kill 'Ōhi'a trees, which are endemic to Hawaii and comprise approximately 80% of Hawaii’s native forests.

The Mysterious Purple Blob

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

Students talk to scientists about a mysterious creature that was found at the bottom of the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary in California.

Etiwanda High School, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

Students at Wauwatosa West High School examined how The Ice Age Trail is being preserved by National Park Service volunteers.

Beetle Infestation at Shenandoah National Park

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle that is eating its way through America's 16 species of Ash trees.

John F. Kennedy High School, Silver Spring, MD

Preserving Zion National Park

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

Shaped by water and time, Zion National Park offers visitors a beautiful landscape. However, vandalism is taking a toll on the National Park Service’s efforts to preserve this national treasure.

Deer Overpopulation in Rock Creek Park

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

The National Park Service is culling local deer herds in Rock Creek Park in response to overpopulation.

Wolves of Isle Royale

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 9, 2017

The population of wolves on Isle Royale has dropped to two individuals. Should the park do soemthing to help them?

Black River Falls High School, Black River Falls, WI

Understanding Artificial Intelligence

Reporting Lab Report | Aug 8, 2017

Members of the Legacy Charter School community discuss the power of artificial intelligence systems and the role of technology in our daily lives.

Legacy Charter School, Greenville, SC

Research at Mount Rainier seeks to understand the development of extraterrestrial life

Reporting Lab Report | Jul 20, 2017

Isabelle Cordova and her classmates at the Health and Science School in Beaverton, Oregon, report on how scientists are investigating microbial life at the volcano and the possibility of such life existing on other planets.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore birds put at risk by naturally-occurring toxin

Reporting Lab Report | Jul 20, 2017

Jarod Clark and his classmates at Royal Oak High School in Royal Oak, Michigan, produced this video on how researchers and volunteers at the park are searching for the toxin’s origins and new ways to prevent birds from consuming it.

Royal Oak High School, Royal Oak, MI
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