Press release for students - Fishing with smartphones for science

EGU Planet Press

From EGU, February 29, 2016  --  Researchers Rolf Hut and Tim van Emmerik from the Netherlands and Scott Tyler from the US have now developed smart waders that still keep you dry but also collect valuable information about the water to help scientists study streams.

Click here for a PDF (link is external) of the full kid-friendly article with an image that can be printed as a student handout or viewed online (link is external).  This article was published February 29, 2016.  This is a kids version of the EGU article: "Press Release: Fishing meets science with waders and smartphones (link is external)."


Planet Press is an initiative from the European Geosciences Union (EGU) aimed at getting kids (mainly 7-11 year olds), parents, and educators interested in and engaged with up to date scientific research and news. Each Planet Press is reviewed by a scientist and educator to ensure the content is scientifically accurate and that the language used is appropriate for the 7-11 age range.  If you are an educator, these press releases can be used in the classroom to aid teaching about current subjects such as climate change or earthquakes and tsunamis, to make lessons more interesting and relevant by taking into account modern science and developments.  To see previous Planet Press articles, visit: (link is external).