Day 5 – Wednesday

Research day!  Today was all about doing research in the field.  Students divided into research groups based on interest and headed out to collect data.  We had a group looking at sinuosity of animal tracks, another digging snow pits to determine the best habitat for subnivian mammals, and a 3rd group digging snow pits in different plant communities and observing differences in snow crystals.  In the evening, students participated in an Elk mediation where they took on the roles of different local stakeholders to debate the controversial topic of feeding the elk.  They really got into their roles and had a productive debate!  


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