Zoom or YouTube Live a VT Scientist: April 13 – 24th Lineup

Update: Can’t use zoom? That’s OK – Join us via YouTube Live. If your school does not support the use of Zoom. Please reach out to our education staff, watershd@uvm.edu to get the YouTube live link for a session.

What is Zoom a Scientist?

Over the next few weeks the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team will be hosting “Zoom a Scientist,” focused on watershed and aquatic science for K-12 students, teachers and community members. This free virtual webinar series features scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and our partner organizations. Sessions are open to all participants from school age to adults, some sessions that are more technical may be marked as more suitable for middle and high school students.

Upcoming Topics:

  • What Do Fish Do in the Wintertime? with Ben Block – UVM Master of Science Candidate (Tuesday April 14, 12-1pm): Winter in Vermont is cold and dark. Unfortunately, unlike humans, fish in Vermont lakes can’t migrate to Florida and wait for spring. Rather, fish have to adapt to the conditions of lakes in winter: cold, dark, and not much food. Register Online
  • Climate Change in the Lake Champlain Basin: What’s Already Happened and Where We’re Headed with Dr. Eric Leibensperger – Climatologist SUNY Plattsburgh (Friday, April 17, 12-1pm): Climate change is here. We often think about climate change as a distant consequence of today’s action, but we are already experiencing the impacts. This discussion will highlight changes that we have already observed and the changes that are projected to occur in the Champlain Valley. Register Online
  • A Fish’s Story: Following Lake Trout Movement around Lake Champlain with Matt Futia UVM PhD Candidate (Tuesday, April 21, 12-1pm): Studying aquatic organisms can have additional challenges from limited direct observation. However, recent advances in technology have allowed for tracking individual fish to understand their movement across time. These tracking techniques are being used to help understand behaviors and resource use fish in Lake Champlain. Register Online
  • Microplastics in Freshwater Systems with Dr. Danielle Garneau from SUNY Plattsburgh (Friday, April 24, 12-1pm): Microplastics pose a serious threat to ecological systems, Dr. Garneau will share findings from her research on microplastics in Lake Champlain. Register Online

View all our scheduled sessions and recordings of previous sessions on the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Virtual Learning Page 

Be well,



Ashley Eaton, MS (she/her/hers)

Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator

Lake Champlain Sea Grant – UVM Extension

Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory

3 College St. Rm 114

Burlington, VT 05401


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