ecoExplore is an incentive-driven science enrichment program that engages Kindergarten through 8th grade students in guided and self-directed citizen science activities. Each season, one particular area of field ecology (botany, herpetology, entomology and ornithology) is highlighted with public programming, self-guided activities, a public event, and special invitation-only programs. Students engage as active participants of the scientific method as they record observations of organisms found in their neighborhoods, libraries, and at the WNC Arboretum.
The Madison County Public Library is a MegaSpot where children can checkout iPods and various other cool explorative tools to participate in the program. In addition, participants can cash in their points for cool prizes at the MCPL-Marshall location. Click on the icon above for more information.