Here’s something that folks that teach Natural History classes may be interested in:  iNaturalist This is an intriguing application that merges Flickr,  Google Maps and a database to record observations of organisms from around the world.  Bora at A Blog Around the Clock has a good description of the project.  The project is just starting with only 1000 observations.  It would seem to me that students in DeSoto (and other schools) or students in virtual schools could be putting a ton of Kansas data in a hurry with the right kind of incentive.