Mon Sep 28 2020

  • Lake Champlain Sea Grant Stormwater Education Series: Community Challenges and Solutions in Managing Stormwater
    4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Online - Registration required

    Learn how Essex Junction and Essex Town of Vermont work together to use a watershed approach, cooperatively managing stormwater to meet State and Federal requirements.


    Speaker: Chelsea Mandigo, Stormwater Coordinator, Village of Essex Junction, VT


    Register: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pxQd7G1qRoefFyEP84u-6Q

Tue Sep 29 2020

  • Lake Champlain Sea Grant Stormwater Education Series: Potential Presence of and Risks From COVID-19 in Water
    4:00pm - 5:30pm
    Online - Registration required

    While some people may not have considered the potential presence for and risks from COVID-19 for people working or recreating along, on, or near lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans, there is great concern among Extension educators, research administrators, and volunteer water monitoring coordinators on what is known, uncertain, and unknown about the potential for risks from COVID-19 in the water environment. 


    A team of researchers from Oregon Sea Grant including Sam Chan, Linda Serniak Tucker, and Daniel Arisa will present findings from their research to inform a discussion on conditions that could lead to a higher risk from SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus (COVID-19) in coastal (lakes, rivers, estuaries, and oceans) waters and their implications for prevention when working or recreating near or in the coastal water environment. 


    They will provide an overview on key issues, research findings, knowledge gaps, emerging opportunities (e.g., wastewater surveillance) to date, and will highlight some examples of outreach being done by different organizations on COVID-19 in coastal water environments. 


    During the webinar, they hope to stimulate discussions on priority needs and areas and to tap existing areas of strength (e.g., water quality monitoring and outreach on E. coli, parasite and toxin alerts for beach closure, and shell-fish consumption) for collaborative Extension outreach programming and research relevant to water Extension and Sea Grant.   


    Pre-registration for this webinar is required. Participation is limited to 500 people.
    Register: https://uvmextension.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AZrYKd-dRY6i9AZofLTBoQ

  • Beyond Brave Spaces: One College's Journey to Inspire Hope by Addressing Power, Privilege & Oppression
    3:00pm - 4:30pm
    Online - Registration required

    How do you create a positive classroom culture when addressing power, privilege, and oppression in college-level courses? Please join the UVM Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Part Three of four live events where participants will hear from top scholars and instructors about creating learning spaces where both students and faculty can thrive and be successful.

    Sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in collaboration with the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and Continuing and Distance Education.

    Speakers include Matt Kolan, Marie Vea and Trish O’Kane of the Rubenstein School.

    Register for this event<https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-brave-spaces-conversations-to-inform-move-to-action-together-pt3-tickets-120442044397?utm_campaign=CDE%20General%20-%20Beyond%20Brave%20Spaces&utm_medium=email&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9gfwva2R4IOumwrAjoHbdSHNRTggtWOGjRju5ajehsdCH-WfXHYL6A6EVK2_6ItZapGa7N&utm_source=hs_email&hsCtaTracking=ce6ef727-d1e9-4af7-9326-b5b325c3f3cd%7C19278775-7f1f-4936-b98c-975823267864>

Wed Sep 30 2020

  • Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar Series: "Storm Impacts on Phytoplankton Community Dynamics in Lakes" with Jason Stockwell
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Online - Registration required

    Professor Jason Stockwell, Director of the Wildlife & Fisheries Biology Program and Director of the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory at the University of Vermont, will provide an update on an international research project that uses long-term data sets to examine how storms impact phytoplankton in lakes.


    The foundation for this work was recently summarized in&nbsp;Storm impacts on phytoplankton community dynamics in lakes<https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15033>, published in Global Change Biology in March 2020. Jason will describe the evolution of this large, team-based approach to science, the path the team has traveled to compile and share data sets from across the globe, and current research efforts and highlights that are emerging from this international venture.


    The Vermont Water Center, VT EPSCOR, and others support both Jason’s research. Many funders support the collaborative, international research by members of the Global Lake Ecological Observatory Network (GLEON).


    The event will take place on Zoom, and registration is required.<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QZ2YIJ32TLevk7-BTKuy6Q>&nbsp;After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


    Please expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by a facilitated, 20-minute Q&A period.

Wed Oct 28 2020

  • Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Webinar Series: Monitoring the Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program in the Lake George Drainage Basin
    12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Online - Registration required

    Dr. Jim Sutherland, Scientific Advisor for The Fund for Lake George, and Chris Navitsky, Lake George Waterkeeper, will describe a road salt reduction monitoring program in the Lake George basin, coordination with New York State, and how to balance water quality and human safety in winter road maintenance.


    This issue has risen to prominence as the “new acid rain” since chloride concentration in Lake George was found to have increased about three-fold from 1980 to 2009, due primarily to winter road de-icing applications. During the same time period, tributaries and soils in basin watersheds with roads receiving winter road salt exhibited elevated chloride concentrations, sometimes in excess of Lake George itself.


    This presentation describes work conducted as part of the&nbsp;Environmental monitoring program to evaluate the New York State Department of Transportation Road Salt Reduction Pilot Program in the Lake George drainage basin<https://www.uvm.edu/seagrant/research/projects/environmental-monitoring-program-evaluate-new-york-state-department-transportation>&nbsp;project, which is funded by Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the FUND for Lake George, and its partners.


    The event will take place on Zoom, and registration is required<https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mLHEnI-kT--nccOSRdFwGw>.&nbsp;After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


    Please expect approximately 30 minutes of presentation followed by a facilitated, 20-minute Q&A period.