Clean Water

The diverse ecosystems, working
landscapes, and vibrant communities
that inspire and sustain us depend on
clean water. Learn about pollution
reduction strategies.

Healthy Habitats
Connect Us All

Lakeshores, stream banks, and wetlands are critical to clean
water and biodiversity. Learn about efforts to improve
habitat connectivity in the Basin ecosystem.

We Care for
What We Know

Recreation fosters stewardship of the Basin’s rich
natural and cultural heritage by connecting people
to the landscape while supporting local economies.
Learn about ways to explore the Basin.

Informed Citizens
Make Wiser Choices

Citizens who have an understanding and
appreciation of water resources make informed
choices about actions that might contribute to
pollution. Learn about education programs.

    Events & Activities

    Posted on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014  |  Posted in Events & Activities, Latest News

    Teaching PLACE Conference

    Save the date!

    Saturday, January 24, 2015

    Teaching PLACE: Using technology and professional wisdom to uncover the interrelationships between natural and built systems. A CBEI One-Day Conference for Educators who teach in the Lake Champlain Basin

    Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center, Burlington, VT
    8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Pre-registration required. RSVP to $20 fee (bring your own lunch – snacks will be provided)

    Join the Champlain Basin Education Initiative (CBEI) partners as we consider how to structure investigations of the places we live using a variety of technology.

    Keynote Presentation:
    Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux, Professor of Climatology & VT State Climatologist
    Nimble and Active: Using Technology to Respond to Real World Events in a Changing Climate.

    Ryan Morra, EFS Partnerships Coordinator and Educator, Shelburne Farms
    FOCUS: Explore patterns in nature through mapping and photography

    Ryan Mitchell, Publications and Communications Coordinator, Lake Champlain Basin Program
    FOCUS: Examine changes in land use on the Burlington waterfront with online STORY MAPS

    Pete Wyndorf, Global Studies and Media Production, Milton High School, Vermont
    FOCUS: Experiment with digital tools to capture the language and sounds of human interaction with the natural and built landscape

    Mark Powers, Earth Science, Vergennes Union High School, SWAC teacher
    FOCUS: Implement SWAC technology and projects in your classroom with SWAC colleague

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