Tue May 26 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Zoom a Scientist: Salting Our Waters12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
Salting Our Waters with Dr. Kris Stepenuck - UVM Professor. Deicing salts, most often sodium chloride, used during winter road maintenance can contribute to increasing chloride concentrations in local water bodies. This can impact fish and other aquatic life, and pollute our drinking water. After an introduction to this problem, Dr. Kris Stepenuck will share information on how people can monitor a local stream to watch for impacts over time, and what UVM students and volunteers in the Lake Champlain Basin have found as they monitored small streams this winter and in previous years.
Wed May 27 2020
From the Anthropocene to the Ecozoic Webinar: Current energy transition and economic degrowth12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline
The last Wednesday of every month we’ll be highlighting the work of graduate students, faculty, and collaborators in the Economics for the Anthropocene<https://e4a-net.org/>(E4A) and Leadership for the Ecozoic<http://www.l4ecozoic.org/> (L4E) graduate research and training partnerships. Talks are designed to be fifteen minute research overviews with ideas on actionable outcomes, followed by fifteen minute Q&A.
This month’s webinar highlights aspects of the current energy transition and economic degrowth, including:
* Agroecology and Degrowth: Complementarity in Utopian Futures by Megan Egler, an L4E and UVM Rubenstein School Ph.D. student and Gund Institute Graduate Fellow.
* How much Energy is Enough? Energy for Well-Being not Endless Growth by Matthew Burke, an L4E Gund Institute Postdoctoral Fellow in the Rubenstein School and Director of a new L4E Policy Lab supported by the James M. Jeffords Fund.
* Not all that's Green Glitters: a Systematic Mapping of Protests against Fossil Fuel and Low-Carbon Energy Projects by Leah Temper, an L4E Research Associate at McGill University.
The webinar will be live cast via Zoom at: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/98212713938. Past webinars are available for viewing on the A2E YouTube Playlist<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqZYcCaplYE&list=PLf37F7xx0zo9DCHa2zaX3s3N7VCKqyuAk>.
Thu May 28 2020
Rubenstein School Virtual Community Celebration5:00pm - 6:00pmOnline
Join us this Thursday (May 28th) from 5-6pm for the annual Rubenstein School Community Celebration – Virtual Edition! We’ll have the opportunity to be in virtual community and celebrate students, staff and faculty who have won awards this year.
A final email reminder will be sent on Thursday afternoon which will include a link to the live website you’ll be able to access to participate in this Community Celebration. Between 5-5:30 you can watch some short videos and photo compilations and then from 5:30-6 you’ll have an opportunity to hang out with students, staff and faculty through fun, interactive and small Teams conversations organized by majors.
Fri May 29 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Zoom a Scientist: Environmental Law and the Lake Champlain Watershed12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
Environmental Law and the Lake Champlain Watershed with Jody Prescott - Lecturer at UVM. When people think about the Lake Champlain Watershed and the laws, regulations and policies that are in place to reduce pollution and keep the watershed natural and productive, they probably think about water pollution laws mainly. It is true, federal and state water pollution laws are very important. However, there are many different kinds of environmental laws that complement water pollution laws, and this presentation will talk about examples of these laws, primarily from the federal level.
Tue Jun 02 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Zoom a Scientist: Lake Champlain Basin Program12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
More information and registration coming soon!
Wed Jun 03 2020
Panel Discussion: Beyond GDP: Measuring Genuine Progress3:00pm - 4:00pmOnline - Registration required
Join the United States Society for Ecological Economics, the Gund Institute, and the Rubenstein School for a June Roundtable: “Beyond GDP: Measuring Genuine Progress.” Genuine Progress Indicator is a metric designed to account of the well-being of a nation by incorporating environmental and social factors.
Fri Jun 05 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Zoom a Scientist: Learning More about Lake Champlain’s Ancient Fish: Finding and Following Young Lake Sturgeon12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
Learning More about Lake Champlain’s Ancient Fish: Finding and Following Young Lake Sturgeon with Lisa Izzo - UVM PhD Candidate. Lake sturgeon was listed as an endangered species in Vermont in 1972, but over the past 20 years there has been increased sightings of adult lake sturgeon in Lake Champlain. Currently, we don’t know much about where they are or what they are doing as juveniles! Lisa Izzo will discuss how her research uses acoustic tagging to answer questions about what habitats juvenile lake sturgeon are using in Lake Champlain at different times of the year.
Registration link coming soon!
Tue Jun 09 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Webinar with a Scientist: "Friends of Our World’s Streams: Why People Volunteer to Monitor Streams"12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
Friends of Our World’s Streams: Why People Volunteer to Monitor Streams with Rachel Pierson - UVM Master of Science Candidate. How do we know if our streams are healthy? Volunteer stream monitors collect data to help scientists and local decision makers determine the health of rivers and what factors may be impacting their conditions. Learn what motivates stream monitors in parts of the United States, Canada, and New Zealand through a research study that considers if an attachment to place affects reasons why people volunteer and outcomes of participating in stream monitoring programs.
Registration link coming soon!
Fri Jun 12 2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Webinar with a Scientist: Mysis12:00pm - 1:00pmOnline - Registration required
Join Rosie Chapina, PhD candidate at UVM, and learn about Mysis, a tiny shrimp in Lake Champlain.
Registration link coming soon!