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  • 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

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



Thursday October 23, 2014
Loon to Lynx - Protecting Nature and Preparing for the Future
Symposium in Honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center

Keynote speakers include Joe Roman, Author and Hardy Fellow in Conservation Biology, Harvard University and Collin O’Mara, President and CEO, National Wildlife Federation—and panels of experts will examine the future for conservation biology and discuss the challenges ahead for preserving Vermont's natural heritage. Other panelists will include our own Jed Murdoch, biologists from Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service as well as a number of NGOs.

More details about the conference can be found here:
link is to the agenda:


is $15, which includes lunch from Sugar Snap.
Vermont Connection & Conservation

Vermont Natural Resources Council: Jamey Fidel, General Counsel & Forest & Wildlife Program Director

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 (
Title: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Location: Main Street Landing, Burlington

Info: Join VNRC and Patagonia Burlington for the 7th annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act and the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, the theme of this year’s event is Protecting Wilderness and Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change. We’ll feature films about wilderness, land use, and natural communities, with a special focus on activism and how individuals or groups of people can make a difference. Whatever your own causes are, we are sure you’ll leave the festival feeling inspired to go out into your own community and make a difference.

As in the past, the evening-long festival will feature environmental and adventure-based films, food and drinks catered by the Skinny Pancake, and a fantastic silent auction.

Additional info on films, carpooling, silent auction and purchasing tickets can be found at our website:

Friday October 24, 2014
Gund Conference Room, Johnson House, 617 Main Street
Monday October 27, 2014
Making the Alternatives - Walking, Biking, and Public Transit - the Norm

Hills 122

Speaker: Caroline Sampanaro, Senior Director, Campaigns & Organizing, Transportation Alternatives, NYC

Caroline Samponaro is the Director of Campaigns & Organizing at Transportation Alternatives, an 8,000-member pro-bicycling non-profit founded in 1973. Caroline is one of the nation’s foremost advocates for cycling and has spearheaded New York City’s rapid transformation into a bicycle-friendly city. She has directed campaigns that address all areas of bicycling, from developing new neighborhood bike lane networks, to educating cyclists about their responsibilities on the road, to leading national roundtables of experts on public bike share systems. Caroline is frequently quoted in the New York Times, Bicycling Magazine and New York Magazine, and she is a sought-out speaker on urban bicycling culture, the growth of cycling among women, and the history of bicycling in America.

Caroline holds a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Columbia University.

Transportation Alternatives Website

For more info, please contact Daniel Smith directly,

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