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Lake ​Champlain ​Live ​will ​provide ​participants ​with ​an ​opportunity ​to ​learn ​about ​and ​try ​their ​hands ​as ​limnologists ​- ​those ​who ​study ​inland ​waters. ​Following ​an ​interactive ​introduction ​to ​the ​geology ​and ​formation ​of ​the ​Lake ​Champlain ​Basin ​and ​the ​lake, ​participants ​will ​learn ​about ​biological, ​chemical ​and ​physical ​measurements ​limnologists ​make ​to ​improve ​our ​understanding ​of ​the ​lake, ​its ​watershed, ​and ​our ​impacts ​on ​them. ​Participants ​will ​engage ​in ​such ​activities ​as:
- ​Towing ​for ​plankton
- ​Identifying ​plankton
- ​Sampling ​sediment
- ​Assessing ​for ​invasives ​species
- ​Monitoring ​water ​clarity, ​conductivity, ​temperature ​and ​depth

To ​request ​a ​disability-related ​accommodation ​to ​participate ​this ​program, ​please ​contact ​Kris ​Stepenuck ​by ​June ​27 ​at ​802-656-8504 ​or ​ ​so ​she ​can ​assist ​you.

Minimum ​age: ​8 ​years ​(sorry, ​no ​exceptions)

What ​to ​Bring: ​Trips ​will ​go ​on ​unless ​there ​is ​extreme ​weather ​(lightning ​storms) ​in ​the ​area. ​Participants ​should ​come ​prepared ​with ​rain ​gear, ​sun ​hats, ​sunscreen, ​warm ​clothes ​(it ​can ​be ​significantly ​colder ​on ​the ​water ​than ​on ​the ​land), ​water, ​and ​closed-toe ​shoes.

Location: ​We ​will ​meet ​at ​3 ​College ​St, ​Burlington ​on ​the ​south ​side ​of ​the ​Rubenstein ​Lab/ECHO ​building. ​There ​is ​a ​parking ​lot ​located ​there, ​with ​a ​kiosk ​to ​pay ​near ​the ​building. ​The ​Melosira ​is ​docked ​just ​south ​of ​the ​building. ​We ​will ​meet ​by ​the ​boat. ​Please ​plan ​to ​meet ​15 ​minutes ​before ​the ​scheduled ​departure ​time ​to ​sign ​waivers ​and ​for ​a ​safety ​talk ​before ​we ​board ​the ​boat.
The ​fine ​print: ​Issued ​in ​furtherance ​of ​Cooperative ​Extension ​work, ​Acts ​of ​May ​8 ​and ​June ​30, ​1914, ​in ​cooperation ​with ​the ​United ​States ​Department ​of ​Agriculture. ​University ​of ​Vermont ​Extension, ​Burlington, ​Vermont. ​University ​of ​Vermont ​Extension, ​and ​U.S. ​Department ​of ​Agriculture, ​cooperating, ​offer ​education ​and ​employment ​to ​everyone ​without ​regard ​to ​race, ​color, ​national ​origin, ​gender, ​religion, ​age, ​disability, ​political ​beliefs, ​sexual ​orientation, ​and ​marital ​or ​familial ​status.

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