On July 8, 2020

Fair Haven Free Library partners with UVM on watershed explorers program

FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven Free Library recently announced that it has partnered with the University of Vermont to promote and support the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Watershed Explorers Program.

The water specialists, fisheries biologists, and watershed scientists of UVM’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG) have turned their attention to reaching out to kids who don’t have easy access to the internet or are otherwise interested, by creating the Watershed Explorers Program. The program is designed to be a virtual learning experience – using a printed Watershed Explorers booklet —  for middle-school children and their families to engage in at their home or within their neighborhood. This program will allow students to engage with at-home learning and exploration of introductory watershed science concepts such as biological indicators, water clarity, aquatic invasive species, climate change and aquatic food webs.

Students will complete a series of 10 activities that build their skills and competency in asking questions and defining problems, conducting investigations, analyzing and interpreting data, communicating information, and developing and using models. Upon completion students can sign a pledge to take care of their watershed, identifying one component they learned during the Watershed Program.

Materials will be available for pickup at the Fair Haven Free Library in early July. Supplies are limited so call 802-265-8011 or email fairhavenfreelibrary@gmail.com to reserve materials. The library is located at 107 North Main St. in Fair Haven.

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