Cicada Location App for Tracking Two Buzzy Broods

Trillions of periodical cicadas will emerge from the ground this spring, bringing with them their loud buzzing and molted exoskeletons. There are two broods of periodical cicadas—those that emerge every 13 years and those that emerge every 17 years.

Interdisciplinary, Inquiry-based Projects on Migration of Monarch Butterflies

The Monarch Joint Venture (MJV) is a partnership of federal and state agencies, nongovernmental organizations, businesses, and academic programs working together to protect the monarch butterfly migration across the United States. In support of its mission, MJV offers the Monarchs and More curriculum, an interdisciplinary, inquiry-based supplement to classroom science instruction. The curriculum is laid out as four projects that immerse students in the biology and ecology of monarchs and other pollinators.

Hands-On Science Bringing the Outside World into Focus for Children

To address the minimal time spent on science in early education and to promote outdoor classrooms in elementary schools, the Out Teach nonprofit helps teachers, schools, districts, and communities build outdoor learning labs that encourage hands-on science lessons, embed science instruction into various subjects, and inspire students to view science as a potential career path.

Challenge to Propose Solutions for Local Ecological Threats to Biodiversity

Philippe Cousteau Jr.’s nonprofit EarthEco International is inviting submissions from youth aged 13–16 to compete in the 2024 OurEcho STEM Challenge. The goal of the challenge is to identify local ecological threats to biodiversity and propose solutions to protect or repair them.