University of Vermont

  • environmental leaders

    "I learned a lot while I was in Alaska—everything from identifying tundra vegetation to what to do if a bear attacks." — Genna Waldvogel

    Genna WaldvogelEnvironmental sciences major, intern at Alaska field station, conductor of research project on seasons and streams. More about Genna >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I felt a strong sense of community in RSENR." — Kelsey Head

    Kelsey Head Environmental studies major, student educator with the UVM Watershed Alliance, creator of environmental curriculum for young people, intern, volunteer coordinator. More about Kelsey >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I directly contributed to the outcome of the project." — Joshua Carrera

    Joshua Carrera Natural resources major, social activist, co-creator of online course, participant in travel study to Costa Rica, Brazil, Ecuador and beyond, delegate. More about Joshua >>

  • environmental leaders

    " I was looking to learn and broaden my experience in the wildlife biology and education fields." — Flavio Sutti, Ph.D. student

    Flavio SuttiPh.D. candidate in natural resources, Consultant biologist in Italy, master in wildlife biology, researching landscape context as a framework for agricultural systems. More about Flavio >>

  • environmental leaders

    "I care deeply about forests, and I have come to care passionately about working with horses in the woods." — Ethan Tapper

    Ethan TapperForestry major, horse logging intern studying forest management and impact of horses working in the woods. More about Ethan >>

The Rubenstein School offers exciting, hands-on environmental programs that integrate natural sciences and social perspectives. Our small, close-knit community challenges students to discover knowledge, skills, and values to become innovative, environmentally-responsible leaders. More about our School...

Academic Programs

 Undergraduate Majors
 Undergraduate Minors
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forestry
  • Geospatial Technologies
  • Parks, Recreation and Tourism
  • Wildlife Biology
 Graduate Degrees, Concentrations & Certificates



Thursday September 18, 2014
The UVM AdvoCats will offer specially-designed 60-minute Campus Walking Tours for staff (NOT your basic visitor's tour!) on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required; sign up here:
Staff Council will sponsor the I ? UVM Staff campaign. The campaign will be at the Social on the Green and then in the Davis Center Atrium on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to encourage student, faculty and staff participation. Use the poster materials provided to write out a positive statement about a colleague or department, then take a photo in our portable photo booth to show why you ? UVM staff. Share the love on Twitter and social media outlets throughout the week using #UVM, #iheartstaff, #iheartuvmstaff, @UVMStaffCouncil, and @UVMStaffAppreciationWeek.
The UVM AdvoCats will offer specially-designed 60-minute Campus Walking Tours for staff (NOT your basic visitor's tour!) on Wednesday and Thursday, September 17 and 18, at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Advance registration is required; sign up here:
Special Event: Methane leak mapping in US cities with the Google Car

3-4 pm in the Aiken Solarium

The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has partnered with Google and Colorado State University on a project to detect and map methane leaks from natural gas distribution systems (

Google street-view car, equipped with state of the art methane and meterological sensors, will be driven repeatedly along streets with natural gas pipelines, subsequently mapping the results. They will mapping in Burlington during the next month or so.

Steve Hamburg, Chief Scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), will bring the Google car and methane sensor to the Aiken Solarium for a presentation, discussion, and hands-on viewing of the Google car and methane sensor technology.
Vermont Connection & Conservation

Quick Talks: Brian Lee (CEMS Professor), Lisa Chase (VT Tourism Research Center Director), Christine Vatovec(RSENR & College of Medicine Professor)

What: UVM faculty and staff quick talks and invited Vermont presentations
Where: Aiken Center, Room 103
When: Thursdays 4:30-5:30pm, with discussion and refreshments

For more information, please contact:Sarah Pears ( or Bess Perry (
The Staff Recognition Dinner, held on the evening of Thursday, September 18 at the Hilton Hotel in Burlington, (reception at 5:30 p.m.; doors open for dinner at 6:15 p.m.), will honor staff celebrating a milestone year. With a view toward highlighting the distinctive nature of this special occasion, staff who are being honored for 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 and 45 years of service will be invited, along with a guest, to this dinner in recognition of their service. In addition, staff being recognized for 25 years of service will receive a personalized University chair in celebration of their milestone. The evening gathering will be emceed by Vice President Gary Derr and hosted by President Tom Sullivan and Leslie Black Sullivan. Attendance is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.
Friday September 19, 2014
Gund Conference Room, Johnson House, 617 Main Street

Developing a dengue early warning system in coastal urban Ecuador
The 10 and 15-Year Luncheon on Friday, September 19 from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Dudley H. Davis Center will honor those staff who are in either their tenth or fifteen year of service to the University. This meal, hosted by Provost David Rosowsky and Vice President Wanda Heading-Grant, is by invitation only and an RSVP is required.
Monday September 22, 2014
Aiken Solarium

UVM Faculty and Staff are invited to a UVM reception to honor Jon D. Erickson and to recognize his service as Interim Dean of the Rubenstein School.

RSVP requested by Sept. 15 to Kelly O'Malley at 802-656-3272 or

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