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Watershed Alliance Spotlight! Maya Dizack Leads a Sea Grant Amphibian Expedition: "Big Night!"

An incoming first year UVM student from Racine, Wisconsin. Maya's midwestern upbringing is often associated with corn cobs, cheese, and a strong football culture, though Lake Michigan has actually had the most profound influence on her life. From an early age, Maya participated in Water Action Volunteers (WAV), a program that teaches citizen scientists to monitor water quality and record data. In recent years, Maya has become increasingly interested in alpine vernal pools since these neat ecosystems  can teach us a ton about the effects of climate change. Her introduction to "Big Night" (the early Spring mass migration of amphibians to vernal pools) started during the time she spent at the semester school Conserve, where the school grounds had so many vernal pools it was hard to not step on the abundant and quite active amphibians roaming about.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Spotted Salamander, Burlington Vermont. April 11, 2017 (Photo Credit: Michael McGuire)

 

 

Watershed Alliance Spotlight! Ashley Eaton

The Watershed Alliance staff and interns are incredibly talented!

Check out a recent Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources spotlight on our Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator Ashley Eaton!

 

STEP 1) Fill out Teachers Application (click)

STEP 2) Email amelia.tarren@uvm.edu to setup a phone meeting

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Keep up with Watershed Alliance - Winter Newsletter

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