You are going on a field trip to. Bogus Basin Webcam.

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Hydrologists study the snowpack to predict how much water well have and when it will melt. Snow pit analysis Snow Water Equivalent

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You are going on a field trip to. Bogus Basin Webcam Today you will: Understand why snow pack is important Learn about Boise River Watershed Make a snowflake group art piece Learn what to bring to SnowSchool Hydrologists study the snowpack to predict how much water well have and when it will melt. Snow pit analysis Snow Water Equivalent They use a variety of tools to collect data. What do you think is the average snowpack depth at Bogus Basin? (___inches) 50 inches! Why is snow important to us? The Boise River gets 75% - The Boise River gets 75% - 80% of its water from snow! Who depends on the Boise River water? Journey through our watershed Boise River journey H 2 O a Water Molecule Oxygen Hydrogen Build a Water Molecule! Phases of Water What's the difference between liquid water and frozen water? What happened when you tried to put the ice crystal in the pan? Ice lattice How Snowflakes Form An extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky (ICE NUCLEI) Water vapor freezes onto the falling ice crystal Shape depends on atmospheric conditions Snow Formation Snowflake Shapes Are two snowflakes ever exactly alike? Snowflakes are ART Wilson Snowflake Bentley was the first person to ever photograph a snowflake in 1885. Where does your snowflake belong? SNOWSCHOOL TIPS! Learn How to Snowshoe! The Snow is Cold! But Remember Dress for COLD!! Hat Gloves (2 pairs) Warm Jacket Boots (no UGGS or tennis shoes) Other warm layers (long underwear, fleece) Warm socks ( ski or sport type) Snow Pants (no jeans please) Bring lunch,water bottle, goggles or sunglasses, backpack and a positive attitude! Classroom Snowpack Predication Contest ? What will the greatest snow depth and greatest water equivalent at Bogus Basin be this year? WIN PIZZA party

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