Frequently Asked Questions
· How is the workshop funded?
The workshop costs are covered by participant registration fees. All coordinators and presenters donate their time. Dartmouth College supports the workshop with reduced facilities fees.
· Who are the organizers and researchers?
Organizers include researchers from Dartmouth College (Laurel Symes and Hannah ter Hofstede), public school educators (Jessica Warkentein, Newport Middle High School), and a variety of presenters from biology and environmental studies who will join the workshop to lead a session or co-develop a module.
· What are facilities like?
The cabin has a full kitchen, propane lighting, bunk beds and mattresses, and a very nice outhouse. Private showers are available on campus and time is available each afternoon for participants who wish to shower or charge electronic devices. For full details on the facility, please see the cabin description on the Dartmouth Outdoor Club website.
· What is the menu?
Breakfast will be a variety of cereal, yogurt, baked goods, and fruit. Lunch will consist of sandwiches and sides. Dinner options will vary but will include items such as salad, pasta, quesadillas, roasted veggies, etc. Vegetarian options, snacks, and dessert will be available. Please let us know about allergies and dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate. Participants will be asked for light assistance with meal preparation and/or clean-up.
· What should I pack?
The full registration packet (distributed in July) will include a detailed packing list. Important items include clothes, a headlamp or flashlight, and a sleeping bag or other bedding. And a toothbrush. Never forget your toothbrush.
· How physically-demanding will the activities be?
The cabin is approximately a third of a mile from the parking area. Participants will need to carry their gear to the cabin. Assistance will be available if needed. During the workshop, the level of physical activity is up to the participant. The cabin is well situated for hiking (at the foot of Moose Mountain) and individual projects may involve extensive hiking, digging, or other physical activity. However, it is also easy for participants to design projects that are less physically-demanding, with data collection occurring near the cabin.
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