LCC Slams for Biologists

How much information can you convey in five minutes? That was the challenge presented at the Slam session of the recent meeting of the New England Association of Environmental Biologists. LCC Staff Scientist Mike Winslow delivered a Slam talk about the use of volunteers in monitoring blue-green algae blooms on Lake Champlain. The Slam talks were used to pique the interest of the audience who then engaged in an hour and a half discussion session. The conference was hosted by the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation with assistance from the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. The conference provides an annual forum for exchange of ideas and presentations of projects, research, and technology to help advance environmental protection in the New England region.