Faculty Advisor

Mathisen, Paul P


This project consisted of performing a study on vernal pools, in conjunction with the students of the Environmental Technology program at Worcester Technical High School, to provide suggestions towards improving wetland conditions. The progress provided a learning experience to the students, and also detailed the data that are typically collected as part of the process of certifying a vernal pool. The information is helpful to the school since it shows that they have upheld their promise in maintaining a monitoring program of the pools. It also introduces the students to tools that can be used to assist or expand their learning of environmental technology.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2010

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering