Get Involved with BVLC
In 2005 an undergraduate intern was hired from CU Geography Department to assist with field sessions for the Bridal Veil Living Classroom. Responsibilities for data collection days were shared with Telluride Institute mentors and education in local ecology was gained by all parties. The intern created a booklet about the program in the fall, and gained a stipend and university credit applicable to her major. Incorporation of people from the college level, community level, expert level and high school populace made the program a rich multidisciplinary experience.
Undergraduate and Graduate students are encouraged to contact Telluride Institute to learn about opportunities for research and environmental education within the Bridal Veil Living Classroom agenda. The geographical setting of
Mine drainage in alpine basins
Municipal water supply from an alpine ecosystem
Historical water use and hydroelectric supply
Alpine and sub-alpine botany
Alpine and sub-alpine ornithology
Alpine and sub-alpine wetlands
Alpine and sub-alpine entomology
Geology and mining history of
Solutions to impacts in Bridal Veil Basin
Global warming and its effects on pika, ptarmigan and other alpine animals.
Mercury deposition in high altitude lakes
Revegetation and threats of invasives within a sub-alpine to alpine ecology.