Keeping the Balance
An Exploration of Lake Ecology and Human Activities
Grades 8 - 12
How do scientists at the UVM Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab decode the complex ecosystem dynamics of Lake Champlain?
Through hands on activities and short presentations, students learn about current scientific research and experience some of the work done at the lab. They reflect upon issues related to:
1. Lake Champlain ecology
How does Lake Champlain’s ecosystem keep itself in a healthy balance, and how can it be disturbed and altered?
To register, contact: Erin De Vries, (802) 859-3086 x305 or download a registration form.
Current schools can download the student survey prior to coming to the Rubenstein Lab for the program..
VERMONT STANDARDS & GRADE EXPECTATIONS
7.13 Organisms, Evolution and Interdependence
7.16 Natural Resources and Agriculture
KEY PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
MORE OPTIONS AT ECHO
If you are looking to combine the Rubenstein Lab visit with an ECHO experience geared towards middle to high school students, consider the following options:
Lake Champlain Live, a unique science experience aboard UVM's reseach vessel Melosira
ECHO Trek, Voices for the Lake, Lake Champlain Basin Resource room visit.
Please visit the ECHO website for more information about these opportunities.
The Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, ECHO, University of Vermont, Lake Champlain Basin Program, UVM Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Lab, UVM Watershed Alliance, UVM Extension, Lake Champlain Sea Grant
Last modified February 11 2011 02:53 PM