HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We hope you are
enjoying the tranquility of the season and we wish you a wonderful New
The LCBP will kick off 2010 with several new
requests for proposals for Lake Champlain research projects. In
February we'll host a Social Marketing Workshop targeted for watershed
and other lake-education groups. We also hope that many of
you will submit abstracts for the research conference in June or
attend. Teachers will want to mark their calendars for the 2010/2011
"Watershed for Every Classroom". Read below for details!
IMAGE: Sunset reflected on a frozen Lake Champlain.
2010 RESEARCH CONFERENCE:
Abstracts for the 2010 Lake Champlain conference and for papers in
the special Lake Champlain edition of the Journal of Great Lakes Research are due
on January 15th, 2010.
Sponsored by the Lake Champlain
Research Consortium (LCRC) and the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP),
the conference will be be held at the Davis Center on the University
of Vermont Campus on June 7 and 8, 2010. All individuals involved
in research related to the Lake Champlain Basin are invited to submit
abstracts for consideration as oral or poster presentations addressing,
but not limited to, the following areas: physical limnology, fish
communities, watershed processes, nutrient management, emerging
contaminants and toxins of concern, climate change, habitat and wildlife,
plankton, aquatic invasive species, and ecological economics. The
goal of this conference is to bring the research community together to
share knowledge, identify needs, and enhance communication and
collaboration among disciplines. Keynote presentations will focus
on the economic value of natural resources and the effects of climate
change on fisheries in the Lake Champlain Basin. Download the conference flyer for
Registration details will be posted on the LCRC website (http://academics.smcvt.edu/lcrc)
in January 2010. The anticipated registration fee will be
approximately $50 per person, inclusive of meals.
MARKETING WORKSHOP - FEBRUARY 10TH
Getting Your Feet Wet with Social Marketing in Watershed
Outreach Campaigns: The Workshop
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
9am - 5pm
Main Street Landing* Great Room, Burlington, VT
$20/person. This includes all materials and lunch &
breakfast/afternoon snacks. Registration
is required by January 29th!
Go beyond awareness in your watershed educational
campaigns to changing attitudes and polluting behaviors! Join the LCBP for a
hands-on workshop with national expert, Jack Wilbur of the Utah
Department of Agriculture and Food. The workshop will cover defining
problems and behavioral change solutions, identifying your key audiences,
developing messages, evaluating success, and more.
* Thank you to
Main Street Landing for co-hosting this event.
about this workshop call the LCBP at 802-372-3213 or 800-468-5227.
FOR PROPOSALS COMING SOON!
The LCBP will release five requests for
proposals (RFPs) this winter, totalling nearly $700,000 in new
funding. We will send out announcements when the RFPs are released with
more details. They will be posted on the Requests for Proposals page of
the LCBP website.
Connectivity (Great Lakes Fisheries Commission
of Critical Source Areas of Phosphorus Pollution within the Vermont
Sector of the Missisquoi Bay Basin (International
Joint Commission funding)
Nutrient Loading for Missisquoi Bay (US
Environmental Protection Agency and VT Agency of Natural
Change Adaptation Research (US Environmental
Protection Agency funding)
- February: Roadside Ditch Practices
and Impacts to Lake Champlain Water Quality (US
Environmental Protection Agency funding)
FOR EVERY CLASSROOM 2010/2011 DATES!
A Watershed for Every Classroom (WEC)
is a year-long professional development experience for educators in the
Lake Champlain Basin (Vermont, New York and Quebec), brought to you by
the Champlain Basin Education Initiatve partners. It offers teachers
inspiration, knowledge and skills to frame exciting place-based
curriculum. Mark your calendars for 2010/2011 workshop dates and please
print and post the workshop flyer at your local
14-16 & 19-20, 2010
The estimated fee
for this course is $400.00 and partial scholarships will be available.
Five graduate credits will also be available for an additional fee.
more details will be forthcoming or for more information contact Colleen
Hickey at email@example.com
or call (802) 372-3213 ext. 11.
Office in Grand Isle:
(802) 372-3213 or
(800) 468-5227 (toll-free in NY & VT)
Resource Room: The Resource Room at The Leahy
Center for Lake Champlain (top floor of ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science
Center) is open to the public seven days/week. Call (802)
864-1848 ext. 109 for more information.