The Upland Research Team at Ethan Allen Park


For our study during the Governors Institute of Science and Technology, we were assigned to study the biotic and abiotic factors of the upland portions of Ethan Allen Park. Members of this Upland group were instructors Bill Schoonover, Angie Conlan, and Helen Mango, each of whom had a specific expertise in various fields of natural science.

The students in the group included Isaac Noyes, Alli Thurston, Maria Jenness, Dani Dyas, Kaitlyn Lewis, Talia Williams, Kurt Schaberg, Adrian Matte, Pauline Dyar, James Allen, Alan West and Kyle Foley. Below are the links to the web sites that we created based on the information that we gathered at the site.



Information about our Research...




Botany Page


Wildlife Page


Lichens as Bio-indicators


Data Page


Other Interesting things



We would like to thank all of the people who helped make this experience happen, from our teachers and parents to the staff at the University of Vermont, and encourage other to take part in the program...

There are two types of education... One should teach us how to make a living, And the other how to live.

--John Adams

...and the Governors Institute educates both ways.


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