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GK-12 3Helix fellows Michael Lachney, Colin Garvey, Libby Rodriguez, Andrew Ellis and Michael O’Keefe have submitted the 3Helix Sensor Project idea in the Innovate the Future Challenge. This campaign offers a global forum for participants to share their ideas for ways to enable a more secure future for our planet. Their GK-12 sensor caching project is an interactive Treasure Hunting game in which players use their GPS enabled Smart Phones to find hidden Sensor Cashes. This idea is focused on empowering people with a low cost and easy to use technology to monitor pollutants in their communities, while capitalizing on Digital Exhaust as a means to cut cost on computing power and data transfer. The final product is a fun and interactive scavenger hunt that contributes to the body of Science, while providing users with an opportunity to learn about their environment. Visit the Innovate the Future site to read the full project description and to VOTE.