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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.