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Studying the Environment at UVM as an undergraduate will prepare you for a wide range of careers in an evolving world. 

Director's Updates - David Draycott Barash (1955-2020)

Director’s Update – It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of ENVS Alum and Friend of the Environmental Program - David Draycott Barash. You can find his obituary here and here. Emeritus Professor Tom Hudspeth tells me that if you knew David personally this obituary only scratches the surface. If you did not know David, and I'm sad to say I did not, you might well be shaking your head after reading about his life thinking, "How can one person have had so much impact?" David's life and work is an exemplary example for our students and all of us. My thoughts are with his family and friends.

Brendan Fisher – Director – Environmental Program


In the news

"We're not isolated here," he said. Ivakhiv agrees that no individual city, state or country can solve the climate crisis on its own. But he says it's worth it for Vermont to enact its own policies because it sets an example. "You can argue that if we can, we should be taking the lead," he said.

Change the World

Professor Trish O’Kane teaches “Birding to Change the World”, where UVM students head to Burlington's Derway Island where they walk through a floodplain forest with students from nearby JJ Flynn Elementary. It's on Derway Island that the students learn from birds, their environment, and each other.