Citizen Science and Seaweed: Project ASCO Volunteer Training!

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Date(s) - 6/9/2023
8:00 am - 11:30 am

Ferry Landing

Schoodic Institute in collaboration with Blue Hill Heritage Trust welcome you to participate in a Project ASCO volunteer training on June 9th from 8am-11:30am at Ferry Landing!

Project ASCO is a citizen science initiative designed to get interested participants into the intertidal zone to collect data on the seaweed known as rockweed– or Ascophyllum nodosum (“Asco”)– while exploring the beauty of the rocky coast. Rockweed is the dominant species in most of the rocky intertidal zone of Maine and provides a habitat for other intertidal organisms. Rockweed is also harvested in Maine, and sustainable management requires knowledge of the total amount of rockweed throughout the state.

During Project ASCO volunteer trainings, participants learn to collect data on rockweed in the rocky intertidal zone to help answer the question, ”How much rockweed is there?” The data collected by Project ASCO participants will be analyzed and shared by scientists at Schoodic Institute to inform resource management.

To learn more about this initiative you can visit…/project-asco-assessing…/ or reach out to

Sign up link: https://schoodicinstitute.

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