VT EPSCoR Streams Project NSF EPSCoR
High School Teams

The Streams Project is now part of the larger Research on Adaptations to Climate Change (RACC) Research Program. Please visit http://uvm.edu/epscor/highschool for information and to apply!

  • How do I apply to participate?

    • The current application cycle has now closed. Look for our flyers next winter for the following Streams season!

  • The Streams Project offers interested high school teams the opportunity to conduct water quality research. High school teams are groups of 1 teacher and 2 students (at least one female student required). Teams will:

    • Sample streams close to their schools:
      After a training week in early summer, teams are responsible for sampling two stream sites twice-monthly after school through the summer and fall months.

    • Participate in data analysis by using their data, and if they choose, data produced through the Streams Project community, to answer a research question of their own design. See the "What We Measure" section for more info on the Streams Project data.

  • What is the time commitment for High School Teams?

    • Each team is taught the skills necessary to participate in the Streams Project during the Training Week of June 27 to July 1, 2011. Equipment and supplies necessary to continue the project over the summer and academic year are provided at the start of the project. Participants will present their results at a Research Symposium in the spring at UVM. The training week and symposium are required elements of participation.

  • What are the benefits to High School Students?

    • This experience will provide students and teachers invaluable insight into the professional world of streams science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The teams not only learn cutting edge techniques used in specific areas of STEM, they also understand how a research team functions and experience first-hand the scientific process.

  • What are the benefits to High School Teachers?

    • Not only is this experience a rewarding opportunity to work closely with students, but high school teachers are also eligible to receive Continuing Education credits for their participation. The fees are regular UVM CE fees. For more information on obtaining credits, please contact the Streams office.

    • Teachers receive a $1000 stipend, as well as $1000 of discretionary funds for their school.