Held for the first time in Autumn of 2006, Science on the Green was designed to offer Vermont teachers and students a daylong exploration of science, the environment, and how all the small things we do, taken together, make a BIG difference. The Department, headquartered at the State Office Complex in Waterbury, invited teachers, school-aged students, and the general public to join DEC staff in celebrating the environment. The agenda covered a broad spectrum of environmental issues, provided hands-on opportunities to learn about them, and highlighted the role of science in environmental protection.
The workshops were specifically designed to empower young people to take action in their schools in local communities by offering practical recommendations for things each of us can do to be
good environmental citizens.