The CGRS-affiliated Dog River Conservancy (DRC), located in central Vermont, brings together communities around the Dog River to promote awareness of water conservation efforts in the area. The Dog River flows into the Winooski River, which drains into Lake Champlain.
DRC’S EDUCATIONAL MISSION
To serve as a model university-led conservancy that supports dialogue on environmental stewardship, embeds art and culture into scientific inquiry and discovery, and advances conservation using a student-centric approach.
Educating the community by engaging K-12 students and strengthening partnerships with nearby communities, is woven into Norwich University’s mission of education, action, and service.
Since 2018, the Lake Champlain Basin Program has funded our Dog River Conservancy Outreach initiative. Our series of educational and outreach modules focus on key Dog River-related themes. Some of these include:
- History of the region in connection with the Dog River
- People of the Dog
- Geomorphology and ecology
- Water quality
- Art and architecture
- Engineering solutions to address Dog River challenges
- Looking for knotweed using drones
Would you like to use the Dog River Conservancy teaching packet of modules and lessons? Access it here.
Explore the following presentation to learn how the Dog River Conservancy came about.
COMMUNITY-BASED OUTREACH and EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING
Explore the following presentation to learn how we intersect with the community, including highlights of the DRC-hosted FIRST® LEGO® League events, engagement with COVID-19 mitigation, and a host of interdisciplinary activities in Norwich classrooms.
ARE YOU A K-12 EDUCATOR?