ORONO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H invites K–12 students from Maine and beyond to explore the science of tracking invasive species with its Follow a Researcher program.

Videos that align with the Next Generation Science Standards Practice introduce UMaine graduate student Tyler Van Kirk and his research on green crabs (Carcinus maenas), an invasive species found along the coast of Maine.

Students and educators can follow his data collection trips in real-time with an online map and take part in an experiential learning activity that demonstrates why data collection methods matter.

Live weekly Twitter chats started April 26 @UMaineFAR.

For more information and the sign-up to Follow a Researcher, contact Greg Kranich at 581.3292 or [email protected]u.