- The Saratoga Lake Watershed: Connecting Biodiversity and Community (Living with Water)
Jonathan Betz ’09 and Chris Grassi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology
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K-12 Educational Resources
The following lesson plans, developed by Lauren Fletcher '08 and Sieglinde Mueller '08, provide activities for students to help visualize and understand a watershed. Some of the activities are specific to the Saratoga Watershed.
- Backyard Watershed Swap
- Earthy Sundaes
- Follow the Raindrop
- Investigating Saratoga Lake Watershed
- Karner Blue Pond
- Life in Saratoga Lake
- Make a Watershed Model
- Wetland Models Option 1 and Option 2
- What Does Your Aquifer Look Like?
- What is a Watershed?
To view the full report, including 34 lesson plans from the Watershed Curriculum, click here.
GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research
The Skidmore GIS Center for Interdisciplinary Research provides students and faculty with a computing lab and expertise to incorporate GIS into course offerings and research across disciplines. The Center is also a resource for local governments, environmental and social non-profit organizations, and historic societies with its extensive catalog of Saratoga County socio-economic, historic, and natural resource data.