Long Trail School Science is Awarded Grant for Continued Monitoring of The Mettawee River
Long Trail School is excited to announce that its Science Department has once again received funding for the VT EPSCoR Basin Resilience to Extreme Events (BREE) research program for 2018-2019. A program largely designed to introduce high school students to college level work, students will monitor the Mettawee River at the Cutler Memorial Forest in Dorset and at the Fish and Wildlife site in Rupert.
Junior Langston Quail of Pawlet and Senior Hope Soucy of Londonderry will join Science Department Chair Scott Worland in a residential training week at Saint Michael’s College in June. The trio will continue stream monitoring efforts in the Mettawee River as part of the Streams Project as well as develop a new research project to measure the impact of climate change locally. They will receive lessons on research techniques relevant to the project as well as the necessary equipment. The group will collect data from July 2018 through February 2019, ultimately sharing their findings at the annual Vermont EPSCoR symposium in March 2019. The grant will contribute $1000 to the science department for equipment purchases as well as provide full attendance to the week-long training.
These awards reinforce Long Trail’s program and recognize its commitment to meaningful education with an eye to the environment. Underscoring the school’s core value of stewardship of the earth, this work will provide data for monitoring of local systems in terms of water quality and the local impact of climate change. For information on these and other engaging aspects of the Long Trail curriculum, please contact Director of Admissions Katie Redding at 802-867-5717 x106 or firstname.lastname@example.org.