Education

Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) hosts a variety of educational programs throughout the year.  Programs are designed to promote our vision: ‘Healthy water, Healthy communities’.

   Our programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).  When applicable, they also incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM).

You will find a sampling of our offerings here.  Please continue to check back as we are always adding more.  We can customize a course or experience to meet your needs.  Email at education@gmcg.org or call (603) 539-1859.

Schools:

·       Groundwater Education Through Water Evaluation & Testing (GET WET!):  In this program students have the opportunity to test their own well water.  They bring their water samples to the classroom and test using six parameters and follow a set protocol.

·       Volunteer Biological Assessment Program (VBAP):  Part of this program is completed in the classroom and the other part at a local stream.  Students visit a local stream or river and collect, sort, and identify macro invertebrate.  They use this information to determine the quality of the water.

·       Trout in the Classroom (TIC):  Students and teachers raise trout in the classroom and then release them in their local river or stream.  GMCG visits the classroom at the beginning and end of this program and will act as a resource during the raising of the trout.

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Camps:

·       Campers and staff from Camp Huckins participate in the SecchiDip-In program.  They use a Secchi disk to take transparency measurements of the lake.  The data is input into a national database and is used to monitor the health of the lake water.

·       Campers and staff from Camp Calumet assist GMCG with the tributary testing at the mouth of the Bearcamp River.

·       Camp Cody conducts a community service projects each year on the grounds of GMCG.

·       The campers from the 5 Days of Sandwich Conservation Camp learn about groundwater, pollution, and storm water using hands-on activities.

·       Best Management Practice projects are completed with the help of the campers at Camp Huckins, Robin Hood, and Camp Calumet.

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Heron House:

·       Nature Trails: Students and teachers can take self-guided nature trails using our maps and themed guides. New trails are underway.

·       Ecosystems:  Learn about the many ecosystems right on this property including, wetlands, rivers, streams, and vernal pools.

·       Nature Journaling: Study nature and draw or write about it in your very own handmade journal.

·       Scouts:  Earn your Soil and Water Conservation Badge from a registered Merit Badge Counselor.

 

Contact us today to sign up for your conservation experience.  Email education@gmcg.org or call (603) 539-1859.