Join the science experts behind NH Envirothon for a full-day of hands-on contact hours! Geared towards middle and high school teachers, participants will gain valuable knowledge in
the areas of Aquatics, Forestry and Soils. The workshop is just $15 and includes lunch. Scholarships and continuing education credits are available!
Thursday, November 30, 2017
8:30 AM-2:30 PM
Elm Brook Park Log Cabin
Registration deadline: November 17.
Download the workshop flier to register.
Highlights of the day will include:
- Sampling biological and chemical parameters to characterize water quality.
- Mapping technology to delineate and study a watershed.
- Understanding the potential impact of competing uses of aquatic ecosystems.
- Understanding water resource use and management such as dams, floods, droughts, etc.
- Understanding forestry terms such as diameter breast height, basal area, forest stand and more.
- Recognizing silviculture and the four silvicultural systems (clearcut, seed tree, single tree selection and shelter wood).
- Identifying trees native specifically to New Hampshire.
- Using a Biltmore stick for tree log height, diameter measurement and volume calculation.
- Recognizing and understanding the five factors of soil formation, parent materials, soil horizons and soil properties.
- Recognizing credible sources, disseminating large amounts of scientific data in a clear and concise way, using web-based
tools to create maps and figures, and delivering effective oral presentations.