Journey North's Founder and Director, Elizabeth Howard, coordinates the program from Vermont. Her office sits on a hillside overlooking Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. Journey North was founded in 1994. Inspired by the early Internet-based projects in which school children tracked human expeditions (e.g. across the Arctic by dogsled or Africa by bicycle), she saw a clear and exciting parallel between these expeditions and the wildlife migrations that cross the globe with the seasons. She now runs the website, which uses citizen scientists to track the movement of many migratory species and other seasonal phenomenon across North America. She has also been deeply engaged in the analysis of Journey North data, publishing several analyses on the movement patterns of monarchs.
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