Students help experts track an endangered dragonfly

October 13, 2015

Hunting for the Hine’s emerald dragonfly with Great Lakes scientists offers an equally rare learning opportunity for Rogers City students.

Posted on October 13, 2015 by Brandon Schroeder, Michigan State University Extension, Michigan Sea Grant; and Tracy D’Augustino, Michigan State University Extension

A field trip this fall to Thompson’s Harbor State Park was an incredible hands-on science experience for 46 seventh-graders from Rogers City Middle School looking to learn about the many threatened and endangered species that inhabit this coastal park. This also was an amazing career experience, where students worked alongside scientists in search of the federally endangeredHine’s emerald dragonfly.

Read more about this Center for Great Lakes Stewardship-supported student stewardship project online:

Students assist scientist David Cuthrell in pumping out crayfish burrows in search of endangered dragonfly larvae. Photo: Brandon Schroeder | Michigan Sea Grant