Ecology Day at Camel's Hump Middle School was held on October 3, 2019. VT EPSCoR GRAs Wilton Burns and Caitlin Crossett helped students identify macroinvertebrates and provided the middle school students with an opportunity to interact with real scientists.
The Middle School Students also traveled to St. Michael's College campus, where they learned how to identify benthic macroinvertebrates. After identifying the organisms, students sketched them in field notebooks and leveled their sketches.
Saint Michael’s College Biology Professor and CWDD faculty member, Declan McCabe, PhD and CWDD Education and Outreach Coordinator Janel Roberge led scientific activities for students attending.
Declan McCabe, PhD helps a Camels' Hump Middle School student use the resources provided for macroinvertebrate identification.
Caitlin Crossett assists a Camel's Hump Middle School student with macroinvertebrate identification.
A Camel's Hump Middle School student familiarizes himself with the microscope.
Wilton Burns assists a Camels Hump Middle School student with macroinvertebrate identification.
Janel Roberge helps a Camel's Hump Middle School student with their macroinvertebrate sketch.
A Camel's Hump Middle School student takes notes about the insect she has identified.