When she was just five years old, Daisy Morris, an avid naturalist, found a new species while walking on a beach near her home. Scientists recently decided to name the species after Daisy for her discovery. What did Daisy find?
A) Unusual ground-dwelling beetle
B) A rare clam
C) Fossilized remains of a dinosaur
D) New kind of beach grass
Kids don’t have to discover a new species like Daisy did to contribute to science. Students in Islesboro, Maine, for instance, use the online tool Project Noah to document the plants and animals they find on their island. Scientists can use this information to study the area’s ecosystem. Find out how kids are learning about the environment in our post on outdoor education.