LiMPETS is a citizen science and STEM education program for students. LiMPETS EDUCATES students in the scientific process and marine ecology, EMPOWERS students to collect real data for scientists, and INSPIRES students to protect their coastal and ocean ecosystems.
Providing LiMPETS free of charge to schools – allowing students from under-resourced schools to experience this in-depth science curriculum – has been a hallmark of the program. For many teachers, LiMPETS is their only chance to engage their students in outdoor experiential learning. For students from low-income communities, this is their first chance to do real science, and it is often life-changing.