University of Vermont

  • environmental leaders

    "I learned that science can provide you with the outdoor adventure of a lifetime." — Ryan Sleeper

    Ryan SleeperEnvironmental sciences major, graduate student in natural resources, field research in Alaska, job with environmental consulting company. More about Ryan

  • environmental leaders

    "Here is a cool new technology for me to jump into that combines geography, natural resources, and information technology!" — Maya Thomas

    Maya ThomasEnvironmental sciences major, GIS minor, research internships, GIS specialist with consulting firm. More about Maya

  • environmental leaders

    "The hands-on learning approach allowed me to integrate classroom learning with real life experience." — Alex Marcucci

    Alex MarcucciEnvironmental sciences major, watershed steward & restoration intern, valued service-learning courses, environmental scientist with consulting firm. More about Alex

  • environmental leaders

    "I wanted to learn about how forest ecosystems work and find a job where I could be outside and do something meaningful."— Eric Donnelly

    Eric DonnellyForestry major, research project at UVM forest, forestry technician protecting society's forest-based natural resources long-term. More about Eric

  • environmental leaders

    "I knew I would be surrounded by individuals who shared many of the same passions."— Carson Casey

    Carson Casey Natural resources major, student government, research on clean energy for Vermont legislature, study abroad in Tanzania, job in renewable energy education. More about Carson

  • environmental leaders

    "I wanted to become more fluent in the natural history of the region and gain the skills needed to get my students learning outside." — Ryan Morra

    Ryan MorraMaster's degree in natural resources, project in Puerto Rico, professional development programs in sustainability for educators. More about Ryan

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 | More about studying the environment at UVM

Academic Programs

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



Thursday October 8, 2015
Aiken 311

Landscape Design for Water Treatment

Dr. Stephanie Hurley, University of Vermont, DDes (Doctor of Design) Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Science
Landscape Design & Planning; Ecological Design; Green Stormwater Infrastructure; Land Use and Watershed Management; Urban Ecology; Landscape Visualization

Snacks and drinks provided
Friday October 9, 2015
Cuba's Marine Environment

Gund Institute
Johnson House 101
617 Main Street
Aiken Center
Presentations by Rubenstein School graduate students on a variety of research topics.

Reception in the Solarium following the presentations.
Please RSVP for reception by Sept. 25th to

New this year: poster presentations by RSENR PhD students in Aiken 103 starting at noon.
Saturday October 10, 2015
Vermont Tree Stewards Conference

Downtown Bristol

Register now for the fourth annual Vermont Tree Stewards Conference. The theme this year is Healthy Trees, Healthy Communities; our speakers will explore how trees benefit Vermont communities and ways to ensure their health now and into the future. The conference is FREE for students. Speakers include:

Andy Hillman, Senior Consulting Urban Forester with the Davey Resource Group, a Division of the Davey Tree Expert Company (Keynote)
VJ Comai, Arborist Representative with the Bartlett Tree Expert Company and President of the Vermont Nursery and Landscape Association
Patrick Olstad, Landscape Architect with LandWorks in Middlebury
Lee Krohn, Senior Planner with the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission

The conference is open to anyone interested and engaged in the stewardship and management of Vermont's community trees; citizens, municipal employees, professionals, and students are encouraged to attend. Full agenda available on the conference webpage:

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