Posts Tagged ‘ecology’

The Ecology of Dog Poop

By Caitlyn Bain, NBNC AmeriCorps Teacher-Naturalist Ever wondered why a fox is allowed to “go” in the woods, yet your dog’s waste is bad news for the environment? Did you know that dog waste is one of the leading causes of water quality hazard in some local watersheds? Get your pup and check out this…

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LIVE Online: Vermont’s Glacial Lakes & Geologic History w/ George Springston

Much of Vermont’s dry land was once beneath hundreds of feet of Pleistocene glacial lakewater. We’ll use new geology maps, Google Earth, and aerial photographs to explore the story of our geologic landscape over the last 12,000 years, and learn how to identify the evidence of glacial lakes in our environment today. Presented by NBNC’s Sean Beckett.

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LIVE Online: Vernal Pool Ecology w/ Zac Cota and Kevin Tolan

These seasonal, woodland ponds harbor the greatest collections of biomass in the northern forest. Learn about life in a vernal pool from the perspective of everything from salamanders and frogs to fairy shrimp and predaceous diving beetles. Presented by NBNC’s Zac Cota, and the Vermont Center for Ecostudies’ Kevin Tolan.

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LIVE Online: The History and Ecology of the Poultney River: How a Bay Became a River

The lower Poultney River is one of the most ecologically diverse rivers in New England. However, this landscape has changed over time– the river that we see today is a product of dramatic geological changes that occurred 240 years ago. We bring together human history and geology to tell a remarkable story of change: how what we now know as an ecologically valuable small river was once the head of a navigable bay of Lake Champlain.

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Montpelier Habitat Diversity Workshop with Aaron Marcus & Native Plant Trust

a hands-on opportunity to examine the biological diversity of these varied habitats. From meadows to wetlands to forests, learn how habitat diversity creates and contributes to an overarching ecosystem. Course instructed by Vermont ecologist and endangered plant specialist Aaron Marcus. This course is hosted in partnership with Native Plant Trust (Formerly the New England Wildflower Society).

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