Forests provide an excellent opportunity for exploration and hands-on learning for children and adults. ¬†Throughout the spring of 2011, I explored the use of forests as living classrooms in Vermont and Puerto Rico and investigated the use and success of “Citizen Science” program in both places. ¬†Working with Cori Brauer, another 378 student, I connected with a local middle school science teacher in Vermont and with her classes, we explored and inventoried a vernal pool at the Jericho Research Forest. ¬†Students learned first-hand about the importance of these sensitive and ephemeral wetlands, while providing Jericho with valuable information about an important natural community. – Lindsay Watkins, Field Naturalist Program

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Amphibian and Vernal Pool Curriculum Resources for K-12 Teachers