Learning from Local Businesses

It's great when students can truly participate in experiential learning outside of the traditional classroom. Students in Lyndon's Physical Climatology and Physical Hydrology courses recently did just that when they visited local businesses. They learned about farming and sugaring (and enjoyed homemade blueberry muffins!) at Chandler Pond Farm, brewing at Rock Art Brewery, and ice cream making at the Ben and Jerry's factory. For the Physical Climatology course, students will use this information to inform a final project about potential climate change impacts on the production of local goods. They will present their results to the campus community and the public during final exam week.