LCCD visited participating schools in the Lamoille Watershed to introduce a collaborative Vermont EPSCoR Stream Project being completed by colleges in the watershed. Middle and high school students were introduced to the Stream Project and followed similar protocols in gathering data in the field at sample sites where college students also gathered data. In some cases, representatives from colleges were available to guide students in the data collecting. Sampling consisted of a macroinvertebrate analysis, chemistry test, and riparian buffer observation. Participating Colleges – University of Vermont, Johnson State College, Sterling College, St. Michael’s College. Participating Schools – Craftsbury Academy, Lamoille Union Middle & High Schools, and Peoples Academy Middle School.
Looking for more data?
Check out data from the Vermont EPSCoR Streams Project. The VT EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) Streams Project is dedicated to collecting and sharing data from streams of the Lake Champlain basin and beyond. VT EPSCoR works with students, teachers, undergraduates and faculty from around the state in this effort. The data gathered serves the needs to a Complex Systems Modeling Group as well as many state/local agencies in finding solutions to the pollution issues in our waterways. Explore this site to learn more!