Join the Lakes Environmental Association for a hands-on intensive field course that explores our area wetlands, lakes and streams. We will cover topics in hydrology, ecology, limnology, geology, and other fields of interest. The course will be taught by our Science Center Research Director, Dr. Ben Peierls, our new Staff Researcher, Maggie Welch, Education and Water Testing Intern Hannah Sirois, and our Education Director, Alanna Doughty. We will collect and analyze water samples and discuss current testing parameters, explore the world of macroinvertebrates, and investigate the course of the headwater streams from the Highland Research Forest on the way to Long Lake, as well as the Holt Pond Preserve and the vital role of wetlands. This is a wonderful hands-on opportunity for high school and early college students to boost their resume, experience a primer on lake and wetland ecology, build a connection to place, and see if a career path in field science is something that piques their interest. The course will run for 3 days — July 16, 17 and 18 –with no overnight component. Limited rental housing available; please inquire if interested. For more information and to register, please click here.