RSENR Stewards Update October 2013
- By Katie Stoner
Hello Rubenstein Community!
Welcome to another great year at UVM! We are a group of nine Rubenstein students here to support you throughout your time in the Rubenstein School. The Rubenstein Stewards organize community building events, career and resume assistance, sustainability initiatives, and peer support for all those who are a part of the Rubenstein community. Each week the nine of us hold office hours, and we would love for you to visit us with any questions, comments, concerns, or conversations!
Fall semester is off to a great start for the Rubenstein community! We all came together on Doc Donnelly Day for games and delicious foods, and we celebrated the Aiken Center’s recent LEED Platinum certification. The Stewards have been busy giving tours to various groups, such as the Student Conservation Association and Master Gardeners, as well as prospective students and their families.
Our first event of the year was a great success this past weekend! On September 28, National Public Lands Day, a group of over twenty students traveled to Missisquoi National Wildlife Refuge to plant trees with the Intervale Conservation Nursery. The students planted their shovels in the ground, massaged the saplings out of their temporary containers, and dug their fingers into the dirt to carefully secure each tree in its new home. The weather was beautiful, and the students were hard at work planting over 500 native trees. Native tree species planted included red maple, silver maple, swamp white oak, and more!
Who we are:
Sam Wallace, Environmental Science, senior
Amie Schiller, Wildlife Biology, junior
Laura Kim, Environmental Science, senior
Jacqueline Cardoza, Environmental Studies, sophomore
Grant Troester, Natural Resources, sophomore
Colleen Whitcomb, Environmental Studies, senior
Chloe Hundertmark, Environmental Science, senior
Katie Stoner, Wildlife Biology, sophomore
Robyn Bath, Environmental Studies, senior
Available upon request