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GEOL 095 Z1 (CRN: 60269)

3 Credit Hours

About GEOL 095 Z1

Description: This week-long residential Institute is for rising 10-12th grade Vermont high school students who are passionate about environmental issues and want to investigate the human impact on Vermont's environment. Through hands-on exploration of the soil, water and air, lab analysis with state-of-the-art resources, and field research alongside professional experts, students explore how scientists understand human interactions with our planet. Students also gain exposure to scientific careers through guest speakers, career night, and field trips to local businesses and facilities that manage environmental systems. Students apply for the Governor's Institute on Environmental Science & Technology at Rising juniors and seniors may be eligible to obtain college credit upon completion of the program using their dual enrollment vouchers (we strongly recommend obtaining vouchers before the end of the school year, as HS guidance staff are not typically available during the summer months). Interested students should register for UVM credit no later than July 8, 2019. Acceptance to the Governor's Institute on Environmental Science & Technology is a pre-requisite. Some additional coursework may be required. Call (802) 865-4448 for more information on the Governor's Institutes.


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Dates: July 15 - August 9, 2019; Class Meeting: July 21-27. Mon - Fri, 8 AM - 4:30 PM WITH SOME EVENING SESSIONS; Residential program; There will also be one class on Sunday, 7/21 from 2-5pm and Saturday 7/27 from 9am to 12pm; Pre and post course work will be assigned; Prereq: Must be accepted by Governor's Institute; Instructor Permission Required; Title: Governor's Institute on Environmental Science & Technology

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In this course, Vermont high school students, grades 9-12, will learn about Environmental Science and Technology. Through extensive hands-on activities and a variety of experiences, participants will learn how practicing environmental scientists understand Earth and human interactions with our planet. During the on-campus week, students will work directly with science faculty and graduate students as well as meet engineers, scientists, and professionals who manage environmental systems including power plants, sewage treatment plants, and recycling operations. Hands-on student research will address pressing environmental problems including air, soil, and water pollution and the effect of this pollution on organisms in the environment.

Section Expectation

Expectations: All students are expected to do the following as part of this class. 1. Pre-Institute – Please read An Earth without people, Scientific American; July 2007, Vol. 297 Issue 1, p. 76-81. This reading will be sent to each student by email. Then, craft a short essay (between 1 and 2 pages, double spaced) reflecting on the human impacts on the environment in the town in which you live. Send this essay to before Friday July 19, 2019.The article and each student’s essay will set the stage for discussions during the week so please submit on time. 2. During the Institute – Attend the GIV week and participate fully in all activities working with your team collecting, processing, and understanding environmental data. Make a group presentation to peers and parents on July 27, 2019. Complete the Institute evaluation. 3. At the end of the Institute – Write a reflection paper (between 1 and 2 pages, double spaced) describing how what you did and learned at the Institute affected you personally and professionally – tell us what you learned and how you changed during the week on campus. Send this essay to before leaving the Institute.


Participate in all daily activities. Write both essays. Essays will be assessed both on content and writing quality.




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Delehanty-Trinity Campus 105 (View Campus Map)


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