CYFERnet continues the “It’s a Mystery” exploration and looks at light pollution with the GLOBE at Night project. It’s a Mystery! The world turns; the sun rises. It's different every day but with a rhythm and based on science that has intrigued humans since the dawn of time.
Activity 1: Mysterious Words from the Past. What exactly is a flash in the pan, and what’s so bad about sailing close to the wind? There are forgotten meanings behind these common phrases. Activity 2: Recaptcha, Where Humans are Smarter than Computers. In this activity, you may be able to crack a code that computers haven’t: written English.
You don’t need to go on an archeological dig to find the Earth’s hidden treasures. Through the process of EarthCaching, treasure hunters of all ages can discover ancient mountains, sunken forests, and countless other gems
Tour the globe via a Travel Bug: a metal tag that allows you to follow your "hitchhiker" or travel bug. Your hitchhiker can serve as a virtual you - make a club mascot and attach it to the Travel Bug for a more personalized experience.
Remove garlic mustard, a common woodland weed, with or without the supervision of a park ranger. Pulling garlic mustard is a good volunteer activity for youth because the weed is not sharp or otherwise hazardous to handle.
Play an active running game that is fun, educational, and very unfair. Players will learn that invasive species play by a different set of rules than the natives. This activity would work well at a summer camp or as part of an after-school program.
Has spring really sprung? Taking part in Project BudBurst is easy, fun, and affordable. With Operation Green Thumb, using a blend of scientific investigation and Internet resources, youth get in touch with their inner gardener.