University of Vermont

Watershed Field Camp

Welcome: Interdisciplinary Watershed Field Camp

Weekly Meetings Spring Semester 2009

and May 11 to May 25, 2009

The Watershed Field Camp is an interdisciplinary camp that implements a new and different way of training undergraduate natural science and science education students as well as science educators. The camp poses real- life questions about watersheds, a key feature of the geologic, hydrologic, and ecologic landscape.

The Winooski River watershed, home to the field camp, stretches from the alpine peaks of the Appalachian Mountains to the urbanized, lowland margins of Lake Champlain, providing an ideal transect for training students in humid-temperate watershed systems. Students work across a continuum of elevation and human impact beginning in paired high-altitude, mountain basins and working down tributaries and the main stem river to the lake. For each of 4 weeks, students spend 3.5 days in the field, 1 day in the lab, and 1.5 days collating their data.

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