Projects Summer 2017

Nature Museum TEENS Projects (After School Matters-Summer 2017)

Twenty-nine teens from across Chicago have developed their own investigations focused on a wide range of urban environmental and ecological topics. Below you will find links to each of group’s project. Their project pages include their research question, methods, and results. Data for each investigation can potentially be gathered throughout Chicago. If one of the projects interest you and you would like to contribute data, download the Epicollect5 app to your smartphone or tablet, search for the project data form within the app and start contributing!

Bird Behavior

This project is investigating the
relationship between air quality
and bird behavior

Water Quality

Our project focuses on testing the
water quality by comparing the results
collected at different locations

Aquatic Macroinvertebrates

This project is investigating the relationship between water quality and macroinvertebrates
in different locations

Tardigrading the World

This project is investigating the relationship between air pollutants, pH of bark, and the quantity of Tardigrada in trees and lichen

Dragonfly Hunters

This project is investigating the relationship between environmental quality and dragonfly behavior

Tree Invertebrates

This project is investigating relationship between tree type and invertebrate diversity

Stomata and Tree Age

This project is investigating the relationship between tree age and stomatal density

Leaf Stomata and Pollution

This project is investigating if pollution affects the amount of leaf stomata

Lichen and Air Pollution

This project is investigating if there is more lichen on trees located on green spaces or near traffic

TEENS is generously supported by After School Matters, US Forest Service-International Programs, and The Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning at The Chicago Community Trust.

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