P.O. Box 254 | Bristol, VT 05443 | tel. (802) 453-7728 fax. (802) 453-7729
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Hogback Community College FOREST SOILS IN THE HOGBACK ECOREGION
Soil scientist Wendy Sue Harper will teach this 1-credit introductory course on forest soils. Students will learn about soil formation, soil properties, land use potential, and how to use NRCS soil information and maps. Simple experiments and field techniques will provide hands-on learning opportunities.
This course is especially appropriate for landowners, natural resource professionals, educators, and planners who want to improve their understanding of soils and how they influence our landscape.
Students will attend 2 classroom presentations and 4 field trips targeting different soils on the Waterworks in Bristol. 16 hours of instruction. April 2012.
About the Instructor
Wendy Sue Harper, Ph.D. has over 20 years of experience in college-level education and agricultural technical assistance. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees were in soil science. She has taught soil science, ecological agriculture, and composting using skill-building approaches at Green Mountain College, the University of Vermont, and Dartmouth College. Wendy Sue teaches soils and/or composting to the Master Gardeners and Master Composters and has worked for UVM-Extension, Northeast-SARE, and NOFA-VT. Currently, Wendy Sue provides educational and technical services to the farming and gardening community through her business, WSH Consulting, in Monkton, VT.
Date, Time, and Location of instruction:
Minimum/maximum student enrollment:
Minimum: 8 Maximum: 20
Credit hours*: 1 credit hour (16 hours of instruction)
*While our courses offer the structure and content of college courses, we are not seeking accreditation for Hogback Community College, nor do we currently offer credits for transfer to other educational institutions. We are continuing to look at our options for offering students course credit in the future. Numerous teachers have taken Hogback Community College courses as part of their Professional Development requirements.