Kids bored? Have them go online to help the U of M find real seals via satellite!

August starts next week. The theme song for August every year seems to be “I’m bored”. So here’s an project that might fill some hours – get them looking for Weddell Seals on Antarctica. MPR recently ran a story on the project…

The University of Minnesota is asking for the public’s help with counting Weddell seals in Antarctica by scanning through satellite images.

Michelle LaRue is the lead researcher with Satellites Over Seals for the university. She joined All Things Considered host Tom Crann to discuss the project.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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