Vermont Atlas of Life Observation Contest
APRIL 29 - JUNE 19
Life in the natural world comes in all shapes and sizes! At the Vermont Atlas of Life, our goal is to collect knowledge on Vermont’s animals, plants, fungi, and microorganisms. Now we’re asking our communities’ young naturalists to share knowledge on their own unique Vermont species! We invite naturalists from grades K-6 to draw an imaginary plant, animal, or fungi that may inhabit Vermont’s landscape and provide us with more information about it. Join the contest from now until June 19th and you could be a weekly winner.!
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Bees of the Northeast
JUNE 1 - JULY 31
With over 300 species in Vermont, bees are so much more than the source of honey. This course will introduce you to a mindblowing diversity of shapes, sizes, and life histories found in almost any habitat. While most species can only be identified by using a microscope, we will focus on the species and groups that are relatively distinctive to the naked eye. By the end of the course, participants should be able to identify most bees to the genus level, which is certainly not a common skill! Guided field challenges will be based on the flowers and bees currently active. With so little known about the distribution of some of these species, it's definitely possible to find new state records right in your own backyard!
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