On Monday, March 13 science teachers from around the Northeast Kingdom gathered for their annual idea exchange. This year they met at The Conte Wildlife Refuge near Island Pond. They exchanged ideas on labs and activities and pedagogy.
This annual event was started by The Riverside School's science teacher, Joel Gilbert, in an attempt to make the science teaching better for the area's youth through open sharing of ideas. Both public and private school's science teachers attend. This year they were very grateful to their host, Rachel Cliche for her encyclopedic knowledge and original ideas. Next year the get together will be in Lyndonville in November.