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SciFund 100% Club!

November 26, 2012

Wow! With 19 days remaining, we have already exceeded our goal of raising $2000 through the #SciFund Challenge. We are incredibly grateful for all the support for our project. Of…

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Getting closer – Thank you!

November 26, 2012

Our #SciFund Challenge to crowdfund for spotted turtle research on Nantucket is taking off.  We have been making new friends on facebook and getting new followers on twitter (@ncfscience) –…

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Tracking spotted turtles is hard work….

November 21, 2012

A few months ago, NCF’s primary turtle expert decided to attach a GoPro camera to the top of a hard hat and set off into the scrub oak to show…

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Big Thank you!

November 19, 2012

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the first week of our #SciFund Challenge!  We have had great response so far but there is still a lot of…

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People are talking about #SciFund!

November 14, 2012

Read Anthony’s interview with us on his blog @iheartanthony’s Research about our current #SciFund Challenge project to raise money to study spotted turtles on Nantucket – http://research.iheartanthony.com/2012/11/14/scifund-rd-3-with-the-nantucket-conservation-foundation-httprkthb-co11854/ And then consider…

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The SciFund Challenge – how to pay for research

November 12, 2012

Today, the NCF Science and Stewardship Department is venturing into exciting and unknown territory.  We are participating in the #SciFund Challenge to raise money to study spotted turtles at Medouie…

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Nantucket’s Most Wanted Turtles!

November 8, 2012

As implied in the first line of our last post, there are also at least two species of turtles that call Nantucket home that are not native to the island.…

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The Turtles of Nantucket

November 7, 2012

Nantucket Island is home to three species of native turtles: painted, snapping and spotted turtles. There are rumors of a fourth species and we need your help in finding it!…

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Salt Marsh Construction at Medouie Creek

November 7, 2012

The Medouie Creek Wetland is a large wetland along the north side of Polpis Harbor on Nantucket Island.  This wetland was historically one large salt water marsh, directly connected to…

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Intro to the Nantucket Conservation Foundation

October 30, 2012

The Nantucket Conservation Foundation is a non-profit group on Nantucket Island (30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod!). NCF was founded in 1963 and started out acquiring land and…

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