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The Lowland Group
Governor's Institute of Science and Technology
  • Mission Study of Botany, Wildlife, and Geology
    of the Lowland within the Audubon Preservation.
  • This slide will self destruct in 5 seconds...

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You will now meet the team
Bruce the Brute
Seagull Queen Ashley
Jacob the Giant
Treacherous Margot
Little Jon the Pessimist
Princess Leah
Flexi-Tara
Tool-man Mike
Bruiser Ali
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And last but not least...
We love to see you smile Shana
Cramped-up Kimmer
We Love you Rick, Chris and Nancy!
Wildflower Nancy
The Rickster
Rock-Crusher Chris
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Lowland Leaders
Nancy Biologist
Rick Forest Ecologist
Chris Geologist
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Sunday's Events And Scenes
-We investigated our field site for the first
time. We discovered the beautiful parts of our
lowland area. -There was an introduction to the
computer lab. -We saw many new faces, that later
became friends.
This was some of the typical scenery that could
be found on our site.
We ate our lunch by this Beaver Pond on many days.
Here is one part of a trail that was often
traveled. It was located near the Beaver Pond.
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Tuesday Pizza and Swim _at_ Shelburne Farms
Students enjoy the private pebble beach.
James and Liz scurry out of freezing cold water.
Food, Food, Food! Throughout the week there was
never a lack of food.
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Tuesday Fireworks atop of the Waterman Building
Although they were a day early, the fireworks
brought out everyones 4th of July Spirit!
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Wednesday
Wednesday morning was spent at our Lowland site.
The Lowland team broke up and started
individually researching their topics of interest.
To the right is the beaver pond were many
amphibians and insects were located for
observation.
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Wednesday
Wednesday afternoon everyone ventured back to
UVM and went to their desired elective courses.
The electives were Bubbles w/ Rick One in a
Million w/ Nancy Art _at_ N. Beach w/ Alyssa The
Whole Tooth w/ Pete
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THURSDAY
  • THE MELOSIRA

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The Melosira
  • The Melosira is a research boat run by Captain
    Dick (Furbish) and his trusty sidekick Bob (a
    diehard Yankees fan who also likes to fish).
    These two fearless leaders took us for a tour of
    Lake Champlain, and even let some of us take a
    brisk dip in the Lake. We hope you enjoy our
    presentation.

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Captain Dick (our Captain)
  • Captain Dick is showing us how a CTD
    (Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth) probe
    works. This probe measures these criteria in
    Lake Champlain so he can make sure it is OK for
    animals.

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Bob (The Deckhand)
  • Bob (who has no known last name) helped Captain
    Dick operate the equipment we used on the
    Melosira. He also bragged about how the Yankees
    were in first place (by only half a game.

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The Research
  • While on the Melosira, we participated in water
    quality tests with Captain Dick and Sidekick Bob.
    They helped us take the temperature of the water
    and samples of the water and the bottom of the
    lake, using special tools. With the help of
    Chris we were also able to analyze the different
    rock formations while parked offshore. After
    that, Captain Dick even let some of the brave
    members of our group take a dip in Lake
    Champlain, which according to the CTD probe was
    62 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Memorable Moments from the Melosira
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Thursday Evening at North Beach
We congregate at the beach after a long days
work and start up a brutal game of ultimate
frisbee.
...Allison grills up some food...
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Jacob prefers the sand.
Some students brave the chilly water.
It was a great evening in beautiful Burlington!
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While out in the field...
Every day the group ventured out into our site.
Often times we split up, each person would spend
their time exploring special areas such as
botany, geology, or zoology.
Geology
Zoology
Botany
Students interested with botany learned how to
identify various species of vegetation, like
ferns, wildflowers, and trees. We identified
seventeen species of ferns, seventeen species of
trees, and dozens of wildflower, mammal,
amphibian, insect, and bird species.
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Geology
  • The Lowland has a rich geologic history, from
    the 440 Million year old bedrock, to the reworked
    glacial till deposited in the bed of the
    Huntington River, there is plenty to keep a rock
    hound happy!!
  • Did you know that the bedrock you see in the
    lowland used to be sediment deposited in an
    ocean??

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Wildflowers
Many wildflowers were identified by using
Newcombs Wildflower Guide. A few of the
wildflowers found within the Lowland site are
shown here. Going clockwise from top right
Oxeye Daisy (Chryanthemum leucanthemum) Purple
Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) Cow Vetch
(Vicia cracca) Canada Lily (Lilium canadense)
Common Wood Sorrel (Oxalis montana) Indian Hemp
(Apocynum cannabinum). Youre likely to find
these and many other flower species if you pass
through the Lowland site in July.
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Our site is part of a hardwood forest. These
types of forests include mostly Hemlock, Red and
Sugar Maple, Birch, and Elm. We learned how to
identify these trees. These are two maple trees.
The one on the left is Red Maple because of the
smooth bark and the pointy leaves. The Sugar
Maple has shaggy bark and leaves with lobes.
TREES
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Wildlife
The wildlife in the lowland area is diverse and
incredibly interesting. It may not be conspicuous
to the naked eye, but wildlife is abundant and
thrives within the ponds, forests, and riverbeds.
Throughout our research we encountered the
pickerel and the green frog, the American toad,
stoneflies, hydromedias, eastern spotted newt and
many more organisms. Although it may not be
apparent, the lowlands is crawling with life,
literally.
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Fern Species
  • Maidenhair
  • Lady
  • Christmas
  • Sensitive
  • Ostrich
  • Hayscented
  • Royal
  • Interrupted
  • Cinnamon
  • Silvery Spleenwort
  • New York
  • Marsh
  • Beech
  • Marginal Wood
  • Oak
  • Evergreen Wood
  • Bracken

Ferns
Interrupted Ferns
The fern species we identified are common to low
woodlands and marsh areas. We found the ferns in
places from low-shade woods to field sides to
pond edges.
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