image of the Mill River looking upstream at Lamont Bridge and the spillway from Paradise Pond on the Smith College campus in the fall with orange, yellow, and green leaves.

The Pratt Lab conducts long-term monitoring projects in local habitats.  Students in Bio 131 and Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows may help collect data on some of the following projects:

  1. Monitoring macroinvertebrates in the Mill River to assess how Smith College’s sediment management protocol for Paradise Pond is impacting the river
  2. Using citizen science to interact with nature (such as following the spring leaf out of invasive and native shrubs, documenting local flora and fauna, etc)