Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, and in an effort to keep our staff, students, and public safe, this course has been postponed to 2021.
|Course Name||Special Topics in Lake Champlain Natural History|
Director of Education and Interpretation, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
|Classroom Location||Castleton University|
|Field Sites||Poultney River|
Poultney River at Carvers Falls
South Lake Champlain
(more to be confirmed later)
|Dates||Postponed to 2021 – More information will be shared later|
|Credit||1-3 credits through Castleton University|
|Tuition||1 day: $200|
2 days: $375 ($550 with 1 credit)
3 days: $550 ($725 with 1 credit)
4 days: $725 ($1,050 with 2 credits)
5 days: $1,050 ($1,400 with 3 credits)
|Size||15 participants per day|
This is a hands-on science course focusing on the natural history and ecology of Lake Champlain, its watershed, and other similar freshwater ecosystems. The course is presented in modular fashion, i.e., each day is stand-alone if so desired. The suite of modules offers a unique overview of freshwater ecology of the region and also offers an exciting variety of field-science activities and research to pursue with students.
This course is being taught in partnership with the Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District.
- Monday: Geology and Archaeology of the Poultney River Sub-Basin with Helen Mango, Castleton University
- Tuesday: Water Chemistry with Hillary Solomon, Poultney Mettowee Natural Resources Conservation District
- Wednesday: Phytoplankton to Macrophytes with Sadie Brown, Champlain Valley Native Plant Restoration Nursery, and (pending) Angela Shambaugh, Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
- Thursday: Freshwater Mussels with Paul Marangelo, The Nature Conservancy
- Friday: Fish in the South Lake with Matt Futia, UVM
Housing is available for this program. If you are interested in housing options, please contact Lori Phillips: firstname.lastname@example.org