Forest Restoration 101: Data Collection & Field Day at the Valles Caldera (FREE day-trip)

Spend the day as a forest ecologist at the Valles Caldera National Preserve. Brittney Van Der Werff, Lead Educator at the Caldera, will teach us about forest health, restoration, and management.  Students will collect data that the Caldera’s scientists will use to evaluate the condition of the preserve's forests. Students will focus on understanding forest ecology and data collection methods.

Prior field work or data collection experience is not necessary. This event is especially great for first- and second-year students who are interested in exploring different STEM disciplines or learning more about research.

The Valles Caldera, informally referred to as a supervolcano, attracts researchers from a wide array of academic disciplines, including geology, hydrology, ecology and anthropology.  It is a U.S. National Preserve teeming with wildlife and beautiful vistas.  For more information about the Valles Caldera, check out 

The Forest Resoration Project will begin at the UNM Main Campus at 8:00 am.  We will travel by vans to the Valles Caldera Headquarters in Jemez Springs and then to various research sites located throughout the Preserve.  Free box lunch will be provided. We will return to Albuquerque at 5:00 pm.

 This event is free for UNM undergraduates.

Please contact Tara Hackel with any questions related to the event at or 505-277-0417.

Registration Deadline: Jun 23, 2015

Event Details

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Instructor: Brittney Van Der Werff
Who can attend:
Meet at: EDUC 212
Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve
What to bring:
Days: Tuesday

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