On February 5th and 7th, the CWDD traveled to Lyman C. Hunt Middle School in Burlington, VT to lead students through a Macroinvertebrate Mystery. Approximately 40 students participated in the event. Each student received macroinvertebrate samples to examine. They then found, grouped, and tallied as many insects as they could in order to figure out whether the streams the samples came from were healthy or polluted.
Vermont EPSCoR post-doc Dustin Kincaid joined the two workshops with LeeAnn Trusela and Janel Roberge of the CWDD program. These events marked their first time studying macroinvertebrates for many of the students participating.
VT EPSCoR Post Doctoral Candidate Dustin Kincaid assists Lyman C. Hunt Middle School students in finding macroinvertebrates
Lyman C. Hunt Middle School students attempt to find as many insects as possible in a sample provided to them
LeeAnn Trusela, VT EPSCoR CWDD's Project & Office Manager, helps a Lyman C. Hunt Middle School student out by holding the microscope's light source
Lyman C. Hunt Middle School students use VT EPSCoR CWDD-provided tools to solve macroinvertebrate mysteries
Janel Roberge, VT EPSCoR CWDD's Education & Outreach Liaison, grosses Lyman C. Hunt Middle School students out by touching the macroinvertebrate samples with her hands