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AREN Team Member Recognized as Top GLOBE Observer

Posted on October 1, 2019 - 9:08 PM CDT

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Suzi Taylor, a member of the AREN team based at Montana State University, was one of the top 10 GLOBE Observers during the summer Lewis & Clark GO on a Trail summer campaign June 1 to Sept. 2. 

Taylor submitted 29 observations in the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail swath (including four near Observation Stations or visitor’s centers and two near designated Lewis and Clark historic sites), plus another 27 outside of the swath. Her observations ranged from the top of a mountain peak in Montana to a boat in the middle of the Mississippi River, and from the badlands of Makoshika State Park to the cobblestones outside the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field. Several observations were taken on and near the Montana State University campus while Taylor and colleagues were out flying kites for AREN; others were complements to recreational activities, including backpacking, mountain biking, golfing, and geocaching. Taylor also taught teachers about GLOBE Observer during a June 2019 AREN training called “Citizen Science and the Lewis & Clark Trail.”