DORSET - Long Trail students Mark Edmunds, Garrett Hastings and Hannah Phelps shared their research about the Mettowee River with university scientists, graduate and undergraduate students and other high school students at the recent 2014 Vermont EPSCoR Science Symposium at the Sheraton Hotel-Burlington.

As the culmination of a year of monitoring and data collection, this presentation gave the students a chance to showcase their findings on biological indicators of water quality in the Mettowee.

Science department chair Scott Worland commended the trio on their mature and scholarly approach to academic research and analysis.

EPSCoR, the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, seeks to meet the National Science Foundation's mandate to promote scientific progress in the United States.

Although the symposium is mainly targeted at college and university groups, Long Trail School has been presenting at this symposium as collaborators for several years.