the Shores of
Hosted by the Environmental Program
October 15 - 17
The height of the foliage season!
PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15.
year’s annual NEES meeting will take place at the Basin Harbor Club located 30
minutes south of
] with numerous camp sites, and the stunning
The basic schedule:
Friday Oct. 15th:
Dinner and evening meeting 6-9; Basin Harbor Club
Saturday Oct. 16th:
Morning: Breakfast and breakout sessions; Basin Harbor Club
Afternoon: Field trips (see below)
Evening: Dinner and meeting on
Sunday Oct. 17th: Place-based meditation and get-away brunch at the Basin Harbor Club
Registration: $150.00 (meals and sundries)
Lodging: Double occupancy at Basin Harbor Club is $151.50.
Other rates available from the Basin Harbor Club
lodging in the
Sustainable initiatives in the
member of the Environmental Program Tom has been involved with sustainable
communities and practices in
Trip to Shelburne Pond and Woods Natural Area (Rick Paradis, leader)
Environmental Program manages the University’s nine natural areas, totaling
several thousand acres including the summit of
Aerial field trips:
For two decades Ian has given natural history and environmental based aerial field trips to numerous courses and students with environmental, ecological, geological, art, history, and English interests, as well as conducting many research and conservation aerial tasks. These flights will combine natural history, leaf-peeping, and an example of teaching landscapes from the air. There will be a fee of $15-$25 (depending on length of flight) per person. Weather permitting there will be flights both Friday and Saturday afternoons. The flights will depart from the grass airstrip at the Basin Harbor Club.
Both thrust fault remnants, these low,
mini-monadnocks sit in the
There is excellent quiet water canoeing
all along the shoreline adjacent to
Shelburne Farms [ www.shelburnefarms.org ] (led by environmental ed staff)
Designed in 1886 as a model agricultural estate Shelburne Farms is now a National Historical Landmark on the shore of Lake Champlain, with amazing architecture in numerous and sometimes enormous buildings, 1,400 acres with working farms, and a major environmental education center. One of our former students is the founder of the educational center, and over the years dozens of our students have been interns for its diverse programs.
Nearby opportunities: (check out their websites where listed)
Champlain Maritime Museum: [ www.lcmm.org
] Immediately adjacent to the Basin Harbor
Club this outstanding museum is the outcome of one diver’s fascination with the
sunken nautical relics dating from the Revolutionary War, thru the lake
commerce of the 1800’s, to the present.
Forts: Within 15 minutes of
Museums: The Henry
Sheldon Museum [ www.middlebury.edu/~shel-mus
], is community museum in a Federal-style home and annex in the heart of
Middlebury. It contains many artifacts
that chronicle the past 250 years of life in the
The Shelburne Museum [ www.shelburnemuseum.org ] is an eclectic museum of houses, buildings, round barn, galleries, and collections of folk art, tools, textiles, vehicles and other Americana … plus, of course, a 220-foot Lake Champlain side paddlewheeler steamer, the Ticonderoga. There are also artworks by Monet, Manet, Degas, Wyeth, Cole, Homer, Grandma Moses and many others.
Environmental Education Alliance Conference [ www.neeea.org ]. Concurrent with our NEES meeting is the
annual conference of the Alliance, which is an umbrella organization for the
six New England State Environmental Education Associations. There are scheduled a full slate of
activities for Friday, so if anyone wanted to attend they could. It will be held at
Ian A. Worley, Director Ian.Worley@uvm.edu 802-656-4055
Ibit Getchell, Student Services Elizabeth.Getchell@uvm.edu 802-656-0176
The Environmental Program