Thursday, July 10, 2008

Week 5: Getting Things Done

This week was a relatively short one, but that didn't stop us from getting a lot of work done. We made good progress on both our Burlington Park and Rec. and New Acadia Farm projects.
Monday We spent the day in the office focusing on our Ethan Allen Park project. We worked on writing and formating reports and designing maps. By the end of the day, we were able to send maps for trails, soil type, invasive species, rare and threatened species and cultural features to Burlington Park and Recreation. 
Tuesday Another office day - this time working on our New Acadia Farm project. During the morning, we took a mini-field trip to Special Collections at the library to learn about the books, maps and documents about Tunbridge, VT where the farm is located. In the afternoon we broke down into our sub-groups to collect more information and make some maps.
Wednesday Back in the field! After a brief bakery stop in Vermont's capital city and admiring its gold-domed building we were back at the farm. We broke up into teams in order to talk to the landowner, map the fields and trails, and study the plants and soil characteristics. It was a great day to be outside.   
Thursday Half-day. We worked in the office and at the library on our individual parts of the New Acadia Farm project. We also met individually with James and Emily for our grueling mid-program evaluation. We ended at 1 ready for the big weekend.
Friday Happy Fourth!

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