Photo of a forest floor.

2006 Science on the Green Agenda and Workshop choices were:

Field Trips: Appropriate for All Age Groups

All field trips were provided on a first-reserved basis. They left the Waterbury State Office Complex at 9:15, but return times varied. We asked that schools requesting a field trip provide their own transportation to the field trip site.

  • Waterbury Flood Control Dam
  • Waterbury Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • WSI Moretown Landfill

Workshops: All workshops were provided on a first-reserved basis.
1st Session:

Elementary

  • Watershed Exploration of Fluvial Geomorphology and Stream Erosion using the Flume
  • In the Field: Soil Science & Septic Systems
  • Playing With Worms: How To ... Do Vermicomposting

Junior-High

  • The Many Faces of Science at the Vermont DEC
  • Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification
  • Mission Mercury Video and Discussion about Mercury Risks
  • Drinking Water and Water Supply
  • Exploring Hydrogeology Using the Groundwater Model
  • Source Water Protection: The Filtration Challenge
  • Project WET Activity: Design investigations to distinguish WATER from other clear liquids, followed by a lake and river monitoring exercise.

Senior High

  • Tour of the Hazardous Materials Spill Rig
  • Environmental Laboratory Open House & Tour
  • Water Quality Testing at the Winooski River
  • Environmental Game Show
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Resource Mapping

Appropriate for All Age Groups

  • Environmental Film Shorts
  • Environmental Story-Telling
  • Global Climate Change in Vermont: A Primer
  • Recycled Paper-Making
  • Transportation-Related Air Pollution, the Gas-Electric Hybrid, and EVs
  • Don’t Burn Vermont - Campaign to End Backyard Burning
  • No-Spill Gas Cans
2nd Session:

Elementary

  • Tour of the Hazardous Materials Spill Rig
  • Water Quality Testing at the Winooski River
  • Exploring Hydrogeology Using the Groundwater Model

Junior-High

  • Watershed Exploration of Fluvial Geomorphology and Stream Erosion using the Flume
  • Project WET Activity: Design investigations to distinguish WATER from other clear liquids, followed by a lake and river monitoring exercise.
  • Environmental Laboratory Open House & Tour
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Resource Mapping
  • Playing With Worms: How To ... Do Vermicomposting
  • In the Field: Soil Science & Septic Systems
  • Environmental Game Show
  • Mission Mercury Video and Discussion about Mercury Risks

Senior-High

  • The Many Faces of Science at the Vermont DEC
  • Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification
  • Reducing Solid Waste: Beyond the Three R’s
  • Source Water Protection: The Filtration Challenge

Appropriate for All Age Groups

  • Environmental Film Shorts
  • Environmental Story Telling
  • Recycled Paper-Making
  • Global Climate Change in Vermont: A Primer
  • Transportation-Related Air Pollution, the Gas-Electric Hybrid, and EVs
  • Don’t Burn Vermont - Campaign to End Backyard Burning
  • No-Spill Gas Cans
3rd Session:

Elementary

  • Aquatic Invasive Plant Identification
  • Environmental Laboratory Open House & Tour
  • Playing With Worms: How To ... Do Vermicomposting

Junior-High

  • Tour of the Hazardous Materials Spill Rig
  • Water Quality Testing at the Winooski River
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Resource Mapping
  • In the Field: Soil Science & Septic Systems
  • Environmental Game Show
  • The Many Faces of Science at the Vermont DEC
  • Project WET Activity: Design investigations to distinguish WATER from other clear liquids, followed by a lake and river monitoring exercise.
  • Mission Mercury Video and Discussion about Mercury Risks
  • Source Water Protection: The Filtration Challenge

Senior-High

  • Watershed Exploration of Fluvial Geomorphology and Stream Erosion using the Flume
  • The Many Faces of Science at the Vermont DEC
  • Exploring Hydrogeology Using the Groundwater Model

Appropriate for All Age Groups

  • Environmental Film Shorts
  • Environmental Story-Telling
  • Recycled Paper Making
  • Transportation-Related Air Pollution, the Gas-Electric Hybrid, and EVs
  • Global Climate Change in Vermont: A Primer
  • Don’t Burn Vermont - Campaign to End Backyard Burning
  • No-Spill Gas Cans

ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE LUNCH
(Nearly everyone packed their own Waste-Free Lunch!)

Graphic image of a bag lunch.

We all met in the horseshoe shaped green in front of the State Office Complex. Recycling bins were made available and solid waste was collected and analyzed for waste prevention and reduction opportunities.

Please click on the Lunch Bag to
download resources for preparing Waste-Free Lunches!

Graphic image of music.
 

Live Concert of Environmentally-Themed Music
- by DEC Staff

 

Closing, Concluding Remarks ...

1:15 Buses depart

graphic of an umbrella.

Everyone came prepared for inclement weather because this event was scheduled to take place regardless of weather conditions (which were quite wet in the morning, but cleared before lunch - hurrah!).
Thank you!

 
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