Saturday April 7, 2018 was snowy and cold, but fun! 60 students and 9 coaches from 11 teams (Brockton/Wildlands, Doherty, Fitchburg, Leicester, Lexington, Newton North, Newton South, Reading, Rockland, Shepherd Hill and Somerset Berkley) attended hands-on sessions in the morning and a Mini-Envirothon in the afternoon. As always, the excellent facilities and outdoor resources at Alden were enjoyed by all! Kelley Freda had the water sessions outside measuring flow and turbidity among other WQ indicators in one of the many streams flowing through the property. Joe Perry can measure trees anywhere, but there are a surprising number of species right by the back door. Flavio Sutti of Mass Audubon joined us for the wildlife sessions and actually enjoyed the fine layer of snow as it showed off some tracks on the wildlife habitat assessment hike. And the fabulous excavators at Alden dug Al Averill a soil pit! A huge thank you to Alden Lab for hosting us again!