Adirondacks NORTHEAST
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FOCUS TOPICS:
  • ECOLOGY
  • GENETICS
OTHER TOPICS:
  • Maple/Beech/Birch Forests
  • Bogs
  • Tidal Areas
  • Populations
  • Communities
  • Ecosystems
  • Carbon cycle: Peat bogs, formation of coal, fossil fuels
  • Water cycle: with acid rain
  • Nitrogen cycle: Legumes (peas), nitrogen fixers, ammoniafiers, nitrifiers, denitrifiers
  • Photosynthesis/Respiration (enough to teach ecology)
  • Mendelian Genetics (peas and fruit flies)
  • Mitosis/Meiosis
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Acid Rain
  • Pollution (Love Canal)
  • Nuclear power (Three-Mile Island)
ORGANISMS:
  • Spirochaetes Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme Disease)
  • Chlorobi Chlorobium
  • Alphaproteobacteria Rhizobium
  • Betaproteobacteria Nitrifiers
  • Sphagnopsida Sphagnum
  • Sarraceniaceae - Pitcher Plants
  • Pea Plants
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cranberries
  • Maple, Birch and Beech Trees
  • Zebra Mussels
  • Acari Ticks, Mites
  • Drosophilia (Friut Flies)
  • Gaviiformes Loons
  • Balaenidae Right Whales
  • Balaenopteridae Finback, Sei & Minke Whales


Image: A scene from the Adirondacks in New York.


Trip 3 - Northeast
  1. Acadia National Park/Gulf of Maine
  2. Walden Pond
  3. Lyme, Connecticut
  4. Three Mile Island
  5. Love Canal/Niagara Falls/Lake Erie
  6. Adirondacks
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Alternate Sites:

  • Baxter State Park (Mt. Katahdin)
  • Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest LTER site
  • Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge
  • Plum Islands Ecosystem LTER site
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Harvard Forest LTER site
  • Block Island Wind Farm
  • Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • Maple Ridge Wind Farm