Brentwood High School InvenTeam
Brentwood, New York
Salt marshes are crucial for preventing coastal flooding and yearly erosion on the mainland. The Brentwood High School InvenTeam is inventing a device called "The Marsh Muscle"- Multi-Unit Sensor for CLimate and Ecosystem monitoring (M.U.S.C.L.E), which can measure pH, salinity, and temperature to track salt marsh health. The invention will utilize a cost-effective sonde (instrument probe) that will be connected to the feedback response of Atlantic coast stress organisms known as Geaukensia demissa to correlate environmental changes. The device intends to attract environmental scientists who are interested in citizen science and data collection. Data will be shared through a web application.