University of Vermont

Service-Learning Projects


Spring 2006 Projects

Development of a Conservation Trail
Interpretive Sites on the Conservation Trail
Green Wood Yurt Construction
Riparian Zone Restoration
Film: Exploring Vermont’s Town Forests
Jericho Forest Recreation Survey
American Chestnut Re-Introduction
Humble Bowls and Harvest Table Project

With substantial support from the Henry David Thoreau Foundation, undergraduate students have been working on internship projects under David Brynn, Director of the Green Forestry Education Initiative and John Shane, Chair of the Forestry Program. These service-based learning projects have been conducted in conjunction with existing UVM classes or as a stand-alone Special Topics course.

Students implemented service-learning projects in community-based forest conservation at the UVM Jericho Research Forest in support of the Vermont Town Forest Project. The Vermont Town Forest Project seeks: to strengthen cultural connections to the land; to enhance citizen stewardship; and to establish and/or expand town forests.

Students prepared a written project description using Measuring Progress: An Evaluation Guide for Ecosystem and Community-Based Projects (Ecosystem Management Initiative, University of Michigan, 2004) as a foundation. They presented their findings to community participants on April 22, 2006 as part of an Earth Day Celebration at the Jericho Research Forest.


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