2012 VT EPSCoR CWDD Macroinvertebrate Workshop at Saint Michael's College
The VT EPSCoR Center for Workforce Development and Diversity (CWDD) held a Macroinvertebrate Identification Workshop for 13 VT EPSCoR Streams Project participants on Tuesday, December 11 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Saint Michael’s College. As participants of the Streams Project, the three high school teachers and 10 high school students spent the summer and fall of 2012 collecting macroinvertebrate samples and water samples from streams around Vermont. The workshop was designed to assist participants in the identification of these macroinvertebrates with help from experts like Dr. Declan McCabe (Professor of Biology at Saint Michael’s College), Aaron Moore (VT Department of Environmental Conservation) and Katie Chang (VT EPSCoR CWDD Research Technician). High school teams came from Oxbow High School (Teachers Carl Hildebrandt and Patti Valley, students Sarah Burridge, Rachel Emerson, Madison Smith, Amelia McIntire, Sydney McIntire, Shelby Rosten, Anthony Giesing and Sean Tilitson) and Rock Point School (Teacher Kathy Rossman and her students Rosie Jacobson and Josh Farber). Also present was Elizabeth Mitchell from the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center.