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Citizen Scientists Support Doctoral Research

Arsenic, lead, and uranium, naturally occurring contaminants in some groundwater, are not uncommon in New England, where significant portions of the population rely on wells for drinking water. Long-term or acute exposure to these contaminants can lead to multiple types of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and more. Federal and state guidelines regulate the maximum contaminant…

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From Debris to Art – SC School for the Blind

“From Debris to Art” was a program created through MDIBL’s Art Meets Science initiative and made possible by the generous support of the Onion Foundation. The project encourages participants to collect marine debris, log their observations and actively engage their creativity to create a unique piece of personal artwork. You can read more about the…

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How safe is your water? MDIBL talks arsenic with Voice of Maine Radio

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Anecdata Interns Bring Fresh Thinking

Elana Fortin is a senior Visual Communication Design major at Champlain College. In addition to her role at Anecdata, she is a digital communications intern at the Island Institute and a web designer in Champlain College’s marketing department. Turam Purty is working towards developing open-source tools and technologies to help empower people and communities across…

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MDI Biological Laboratory Gets Children Involved Through Citizen Science

So far, schools in the program have collected 1,200 samples and 15% of them have had higher than recommended levels of arsenic (the Environmental Protection Agency’s safety level is 10 parts per billion).  “All About Arsenic” aims to build scientific literacy and interest, and to show school-aged children that as citizen scientists they can make…

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Anecdata.org: Citizen Science keeps us connected while we’re apart

MDI Biological Laboratory has moved quickly to continue providing opportunities for educational experiences and public engagement in scientific research. Anecdata.org, our online citizen science platform, is just one way we’re increasing our connectivity with like-minded people while we all need to stay apart to slow the spread of COVID-19. Based out of our Community Lab,…

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Your Savings. Your Legacy.

“We believe in the critical importance of basic research and appreciate the community outreach they do.  We feel like a part of the MDIBL family and making a planned gift was a way for us to connect beyond our selves.”  Allan KleinmanVolunteer Allan Kleinman is an active volunteer and supporter of many nonprofit organizations on…

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