Learn through experience - outdoors, in the community, in the classroom, around the world.

The Rubenstein School claims a storied history of preparing environmentally and socially responsible leaders, scientists, practitioners and advocates who understand the interdependence of people and healthy ecological systems. A science-based curriculum, focused on experiential learning, inspires students to apply knowledge to real world projects. Students graduate with the skills needed to make change and resolve complex environmental challenges.

About our School | Experiential learning | Studying the environment at UVM

“Divesting from fossil fuels is the right thing to do for the University of Vermont, given our history and longstanding commitment to sustainability efforts,” said Suresh Garimella, president of the university. “As the climate crisis deepens, divestment—here and at other schools—is also the right thing to do for our environment and future generations. As we work to have a tangible effect on emissions, divesting brings attention to the global need for governments, organizations and individuals to aggressively confront the challenge of climate change.”


School News


Mon Sep 28 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Stormwater Education Series: Community Challenges and Solutions in Managing Stormwater, 4-5pm Register for online event

Tue Sep 29 Beyond Brave Spaces: One College's Journey to Inspire Hope by Addressing Power, Privilege & Oppression, with Matt Kolan, Trish O'Kane & Marie Vea, 3-4:30pm Register for online event

Tue Sep 29 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Stormwater Education Series: Potential Presence of and Risks From COVID-19 in Water, 4-5:30pm Register for online event

Wed Sep 30 Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar Series: "Storm Impacts on Phytoplankton Community Dynamics in Lakes" with Jason Stockwell, noon Register for online event

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Contact Us

Rubenstein School
of Environment and Natural Resources

81 Carrigan Drive
Burlington, VT 05405

Call us: 802-656-2911
Email us: rsenr@uvm.edu