Director's Updates - Resilience

Director’s Update – The Environmental Program is working hard to make sure our mission and work continue in these challenging times. Our faculty and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past week to reach out to all of our students to ensure continuity in our coursework, research, outreach and extra curricular engagements. Of course we will need to reorient. We will need to let some things go. Of course we need to be nimble and resilient. There will be hiccups. We will get things wrong. In order to make the things we get wrong, right, we'll count on feedback and enagement from the Environmental Program community. And while our Bittersweet doors maybe temporarily closed, you can reach us via our emails and phonelines. We will be vigilant in response. Hope you are well in these times.

Brendan Fisher – Director – Environmental Program

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ENVS 001 Fall 2020 TA applications are now being accepted!

It's that time again!  The Environmental Program is looking for approximately 15 Teaching Assistants for ENVS 001, Introduction to Environmental Studies, Fall 2020.  For the complete job description and information on how to apply click here.

Get Funded! Apply for an Ian Worley Award!
Students, Faculty, have a creative or innovative project (research or other) idea that addresses an environmental challenge? Want to get funding to work on it? ($500 -$7500). Go here for overview and here for application details.

Environmental Program Summer Research Award
Students, spend your summer doing environmental research that inspires you! The Environmental Program is offering $3000 summer fellowships to help you carry out your environmentally-related research.

Go here for application details.



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.