There is a Symposium scheduled for this Saturday July 30th 2011.
Here are the details according to Elizabeth von Muggenthaler’s website:
Lake Champlain Symposium
(Sponsored in part by the Radius Foundation)
Date: Saturday the 30th of July
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Place: The Strong House Inn, 94 West Main Street Vergennes, VT 05491 Strong House Inn
Cost: $16 12 years and up, 6-11 years free
Discounted online tickets
1 Ticket $14.00 2 Tickets $24.00 4 tickets $46.00
**The scientific abstract of one of the lectures**
Morning Session: 10 am – 2 pm Topics for Families and Children designed for ages 5 and up. There will be other activities and learning experiences outside for children.
Introduction: Elizabeth von Muggenthaler and Scott Mardis
Welcome to the 30th anniversary of the last Lake Symposium, held at Shelburne Farms in 1981.
The Human and Other Animal Senses – von Muggenthaler, The abilities of non-human animals v.s. the ability of humans.
Tales from Lake Champlain – Joe Citro
Teens can Achieve – Precious Ortiz – An inspirational lecture to other children encouraging them to realize that even at a young age they can achieve great things.
EMF: Electro-magnetic Fields what are they and how they effect us and our surroundings – Brian Leighton
Animals Sensing and Detecting Illness – Ruby Anderson
Something Big Swimming in a Very Old Fresh Water Lake – Mardis, S., von Muggenthaler, Gregory, J, Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: Great (funded by the Radius Foundation)
Interactive Session (outside) – Brian Leighton and Liz von Muggenthaler- about the tools researchers use to study scientific questions – Hands on with the equipment, question and answer.
Evening Session: 4 pm – 8 pm
Serious Science for Adults
The Paleontology and Geology of the Lake Champlain Basin – A comprehensive overview of the lake over millions of years. Scott Mardis
Can Animals Detect Natural Disasters: The potential of a major earthquake in the Champlain Basin. von Muggenthaler, E. (2009) Seismic Infrasonic Detection in Mammals. Overview of animals known to be sensitive to vibration, and the risk people of the Champlain Basin face..Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics.
Research Equipment on a Budget: Scientific instruments, their use and affordability – Brian Leighton
Autism Service Dogs – Ruby Anderson -10 years ago the rate of Autism was 1 in 10,000 today it is 1 in 110. Autism service dogs can be trained to redirect a child’s attention when they are upset and help calm and comfort them. This lecture will focus on what Autism Service Dogs can be owner trained to do, qualities needed for Autism service dogs and legal protections for service dogs.
The Felid Purr: low frequency therapeutic biomechanical stimulation. How the felid purr in all species is an internal healing mechanism. Von Muggenthaler, E. (2006) Reviewed Proceedings from the 12th International Conference on Low Frequency Noise, Vibration, and its Control, Bristol, UK
Science and Spirit – Gary Anderson – Understanding how science and spirit can work together.
Echolocation in a Fresh Water Lake – Mardis, S., von Muggenthaler, Gregory, J, Anderson, R. (2011) Echolocation in a Freshwater Lake: A Paleontological and Geological Perspective. (funded by the Radius Foundation)