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The ecoNEWS VT team will post upcoming events of interest to the larger community. If you would like to see something listed here, please contact Shari Halik.

Event start date: 03/30/2021
NOAA Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Training - New York Sea Grant is partnering with NOAA and the NERRS at Norrie Point to provide NOAA's Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings Training on March 30-31, 2021 at Norrie Point's Environmental Training Center in the Hudson Valley. More information and registration will be provided on the website.

Event start date: 09/29/2020
Adirondack-Champlain Regional Salt Summit - The 2020 Adirondack-Champlain Regional Salt Summit will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 in Plattsburgh, NY. Check the Lake Champlain Sea Grant event page for updated information.

Event start date: 09/02/2020
2020 Understanding Harmful Algal Blooms: State of the Science Conference - The 5th annual Understanding Algal Blooms: State of the Science conference will highlight current scientific knowledge related to algal blooms. Registration opens June 15th. This one-day conference will be held September 2, 2020 at the Stranahan Theater Great Hall in Toledo, OH.

Event start date: 08/15/2020
From the Ground Up: Hike at Black Mountain - Join staff from The Nature Conservancy on the trail at Black Mountain Natural Area for a 4-mile out-and-back journey that will guide visitors through the decades-long effort to safeguard the property as a whole and efforts to conserve its unique features. Limited to 12 people, must register online. August 15th, 2020.

Event start date: 08/10/2020
Digital Storytelling in the Digital Age - Lake Champlain Sea Grant will virtually host Lisa Tossey, Assistant Director of Communications and Outreach with Maryland Sea Grant, to share "Digital Storytelling in the Digital Age." Lisa will share her expertise in science storytelling in the context of the digital world in which we live. Monday, August 10th from 1:30-3:30pm. Register online.

Event start date: 07/22/2020
Conceptualizing a Risk-Based, Hazardous Material Routing Tool - Tune in for the second webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes with Kristin Lewis, Principal Technical Advisor, U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center. Register online via Zoom. Wednesday, July 22nd from 10:30 - 11:30am.

Event start date: 07/13/2020
VCE Desktop Discovery: On the Trail of Bicknell’s Thrush in Cuba - The island of Cuba, although seldom visited by Americans in recent decades, is a well-known hotspot of biological diversity in the Caribbean, harboring no fewer than 370 bird species, of which 26 are endemic (i.e. found nowhere else). Hear from VCE's Chris Rimmer, who researches Bicknell's Thrush in Cuba. Register for this webinar in advance. Monday, July 13th, 1:00-2:00pm.

Event start date: 07/01/2020
Nature Now: Online Courses with North Branch Nature Center - Pursue your naturalist education in a virtual format this summer with Nature Now. Discover, learn and explore the diversity of life near you through online courses offered by North Branch Nature Center. Each course, taught by an expert biologist or naturalist, combines online lectures and readings with your own study outdoors. Register online for upcoming July and August courses!

Event start date: 06/30/2020
FEMC Webinar: The Potential Economic Impacts of Pests and Diseases on Urban Forests - *Date change* The FEMC created a new project website that holds tree inventory data used to quantify the possible economic impacts of invasive pests and pathogens to enhance municipal planning and management. Attend the FEMC webinar on Tuesday, June 30th at 1:00pm to learn more about how to use the website. More here: https://www.uvm.edu/femc/cooperative/projects/urban_pests

Event start date: 06/24/2020
Ramping Up and Ramping Down: Crude Oil Rail Shipments and Community Responses 2015 to Present from a Lake Champlain Perspective - Tune in for the first webinar in a summer series about crude oil transport in the Great Lakes and Lake Champlain with Mark Malchoff, Aquatic Resources Specialist with Lake Champlain Sea Grant. View the website for more information and to register on Zoom. Wednesday, June 24th from 10:30 - 11:30am.

Event start date: 06/23/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Trivia - Have fun playing Zoom a Scientist Trivia with the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Education Team! Register online. Tuesday, June 23rd, 12:00-1:00pm.

Event start date: 06/19/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series About Diatoms - Learn about the importance of paleolimnology and how we can use microscopic organisms to determine what the environment was like 150-300 years ago. ​Register online. Friday, June 19, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/19/2020
Coffee with a Climate Forester - Join Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association for an informal discussion over coffee with Ali Kosiba, the new State of Vermont Climate Forester. Friday, June 19th, 9:00-10:00am. Online via Zoom.

Event start date: 06/18/2020
TNC Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: Peak Bloom: A Virtual Walkthrough at Eshqua Bog - Every year, thousands of visitors descend upon Eshqua Bog Natural Area to marvel at the beauty of the wild orchids and their surrounding landscape. Take a virtual tour of this place with Hannah Epstein, AmeriCorps Field Assistant, and Jack Markoski, Stewardship & Volunteer Coordinator as they explore the treasures of this bog. Register online. Thursday, June 18th, 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/16/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series with the Vermont Game Warden - Hear from the Vermont Game Warden, Jeff Whipple, in this webinar! Register online via Zoom. Tuesday, June 16, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/12/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Small but Powerful: Understanding the Daily Vertical Migrations of Mysid Shrimp in Lake Champlain​ - Learn about mysids, a shrimp-like crustacean living in Lake Champlain, and their migration patterns in the lake from a University of Vermont PhD Candidate. Registration link coming soon. Friday, June 12, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/09/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Friends of Our World’s Streams: Why People Volunteer to Monitor Streams​ - 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 about what motivates people to volunteer to monitor streams in parts of the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Registration link coming soon. Tuesday, June 9, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/05/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Learning More about Lake Champlain’s Ancient Fish: Finding and Following Young Lake Sturgeon - 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. Learn more about research that uses acoustic tagging to answer questions about what habitats juvenile lake sturgeon are using in Lake Champlain at different times of the year.​ Friday, June 5, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/04/2020
TNC Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series: Carbon Cents: A Natural Climate Solution - In this webinar, Jim Shallow, Director of Strategic Conservation Initiatives, will give an overview of how markets for forest landowners to sell their forests carbon work, emerging opportunities, and how they can help protect Vermont’s forests. Register online. Thursday, June 4th, 1:00 - 2:00pm ET.

Event start date: 06/02/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Aquatic Invasive Species in the Lake Champlain Basin​ - Join this webinar to hear from the Lake Champlain Basin Program about aquatic invasive species in Lake Champlain. They will discuss how these species are introduced and spread. Register online. Tuesday, June 2, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET.

Event start date: 05/29/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Environmental Law and the Lake Champlain Watershed - Learn about the environmental laws, regulations, and policies that are in place to help reduce pollution and keep the Lake Champlain watershed natural and productive. Friday, May 29, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET. Register online.

Event start date: 05/26/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series: Salting Our Waters - Join University of Vermont Professor and Extension Leader for LCSG, Dr. Kris Stepenuck, as she discusses deicing salts. These salts, most often sodium chloride, used during winter road maintenance can contribute to increasing chloride concentrations in local water bodies. Tuesday, May 26, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET. Register online.

Event start date: 05/23/2020
VCE Backyard Bird Quest - Spend Saturday, May 23rd birding as part of the Vermont Center for Ecostudies Backyard Bird Quest! Check out the VCE website for more information.

Event start date: 05/15/2020
Vermont Center for Ecostudies Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz - This May, VCE will launch a project focused on rediscovering Vermont's long lost lady beetle species, called the Vermont Lady Beetle Atlas. To kick off the Atlas, VCE is encouraging anyone who is interested in searching for lady beetles to head to their yards from May 15th to 18th to participate in the Backyard Lady Beetle Blitz. Check out the website for more information!

Event start date: 05/14/2020
Coffee and Conservation Conversation: Birds - Join Vermont Coverts and Vermont Woodlands Association as they welcome Steve Hagenbuch, Senior Conservation Biologist at Audubon Vermont, for an informal discussion over coffee. Learn about birds, habitat and habitat management, and birds in a changing climate. Register in advance online.

Event start date: 05/13/2020
All About Spring Migration Webinar with VCE - Join VCE Executive Director Chris Rimmer for a spring migration discussion! This webinar will provide an overview of spring migration, focusing on the songbirds (thrushes, warblers, orioles, tanagers, and sparrows) that grace us in May. Join online on Wednesday, May 13th from 9-10am.

Event start date: 05/07/2020
Nature Uninterrupted Webinar Series - Let the team at The Nature Conservancy bring nature to you. They are hosting a 1-hour webinar series for nature-lovers from all over our Green Mountain State and beyond. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees. Register via the webinar link online.

Event start date: 05/04/2020
FEMC Data Rescue Webinar - The FEMC Data Rescue project has scanned and archived more than 18,000 pages of datasheets, field notes, reports, aerial imagery, and photo documentation while also digitizing over 1,000 pages from this collection. Tune in for the Data Rescue webinar, Monday May 4th, from 11am-12pm, to learn how to approach data rescue and find new value in old data! Sign up using the online form.

Event start date: 04/30/2020
Vermont Arbor Day Conference 2020 - Mark your calendars for this one-day conference! The Vermont Arbor Day Conference welcomes the stewards of Vermont's urban trees and community forests to enhance their technical skills, discuss relevant topics in urban forestry, and network with professionals and volunteers engaged in urban and community forestry. *Postponed, check website for updates.

Event start date: 04/29/2020
Research Seminar-Webinar: Pharmaceuticals and Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. April 29th, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. Online via Zoom only, registration required.

Event start date: 04/28/2020
Ice On Fire- Documentary Screening - Ice on Fire is an eye-opening documentary that focuses on many never-before-seen solutions designed to slow down our escalating environmental crisis. The film goes beyond the current climate change narrative and offers hope that we can actually stave off the worst effects of global warming. Hosted by Sustainable Woodstock and Pentangle Arts. April 28 from 6:00-7:30pm.

Event start date: 04/27/2020
2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference - This year's conference theme is: "Outdoors for All: Advancing Stewardship, Equity, and Wellness in Outdoor Recreation." Hosted by The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) in Knoxville, TN. *Postponed to later date.

Event start date: 04/27/2020
FEMC Webinar on Forest Clearing in New Hampshire - The Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative is holding a webinar on Monday, April 27th from 11am-12pm on an inventory of moderate and intensive timber clearing in New Hampshire from 2000 to 2018. FEMC has released a new interactive map, report and datasets quantifying forest clearing from 2000 to 2018 in New Hampshire. Sign up for the webinar to learn more!

Event start date: 04/25/2020
Join the Vermont Spring Backyard BioBlitz on iNaturalist - Though we may be physically distanced this season, we’re still a united community of curious nature lovers and naturalists. Vermont Center For Ecostudies and partners are offering a project to discover the natural world right at home! Join the Vermont Spring BioBlitz, now until May 20th.

Event start date: 04/24/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series - Now through June, the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team is hosting a virtual, weekly webinar series, "Zoom a Scientist" on Tuesdays and Fridays. Featuring scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and partner organizations. Sessions are open to all ages. Registration requested. See website for more info.

Event start date: 04/23/2020
31st Annual Nonpoint Source Pollution Conference - This year's conference theme is "The Watershed Approach" and will focus on the importance of partnerships and collaboration between states and federal agencies and organizations working to manage nonpoint sources of pollution. *Postponed until April 22-23, 2021.

Event start date: 04/22/2020
Earth Day 2020 - This year is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! Although we are celebrating this historic day a bit differently, there are ways to join in digitally. The Earth Day website is hosting digital events and connections to still celebrate this momentous day.

Event start date: 04/19/2020
76th Annual Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference - Save the date for the 76th Annual NEAFWA Conference! Held April 19-21, 2020 in Long Branch, NJ.

Event start date: 04/18/2020
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences Owl Festival - Calling all owls and owl lovers! Join us for a day of all things owly on either Saturday, April 18 or Sunday, April 19 at the VINS Nature Center. Advanced ticket purchasing recommended.

Event start date: 04/17/2020
Northeast Natural History Conference 2020 - Researchers, field biologists, natural resource managers, faculty members and their students, and naturalists, who share the vision of developing an expanded true regional forum for sharing information on all aspects of the natural history sciences of the northeastern United States and eastern Canada are encouraged to participate in NENHC 2020. Held in Stamford, CT, April 17-19, 2020.

Event start date: 04/07/2020
14th Annual Vermont Organics Recycling Summit “2020 and Beyond” - The Vermont Organics Recycling Summit (VORS) has helped advance organics and food scrap diversion in Vermont forward for over a decade. VORS provides a statewide forum to think boldly, learn, and network about transforming food waste and other organic materials into valuable products. One day summit, Tuesday, April 7th at VTC in Randolph.

Event start date: 04/03/2020
Annual Meeting of Marina Owners & Operators - Each year, the Vermont Boat and Marine Association, Lake Champlain Basin Program, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension host an annual meeting of marina owners and operators. The event gives marina owners and operators a chance to reconnect with one another after the winter and to learn about relevant policies, funding opportunities, and research and outreach activities. Friday, April 3rd.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Vermont Grass Farmers Annual Meeting of the Members - 2020 - Join fellow members of the Vermont Grass Farming Association at the 2020 Annual Meeting to discuss future programming of VGFA and state and federal programs that are available to support grazers. 11:00am-2:00pm on Tuesday, March 31st at the Bridport Community Hall.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Nutrient Management Plan Updates: St. Johnsbury Drop-In Sessions - Drop in for some help updating your Nutrient Management Plan to stay in compliance with RAPs. Extension & NRCD staff will be on hand. Tuesday, March 31 from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Event start date: 03/31/2020
Lake Champlain Sea Grant "Zoom a Scientist" Series - Over the next few weeks the Lake Champlain Sea Grant team will be hosting "Zoom a Scientist," focused on watershed and aquatic science. This virtual webinar series features scientists from the University of Vermont Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain Research Institute, and partner organizations. See the LCSG website for dates, registration, and more info!

Event start date: 03/27/2020
Winter Crops & Soils Meeting: Bradford - Join farmer presenters who will share their lessons from the field, the UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture, UVM Extension, and other community partners in a day of learning. Friday, March 27 from 10:00am-3:00pm in Bradford.

Event start date: 03/26/2020
Climate Conversation hosted by The Nature Conservancy - Join The Nature Conservancy as they talk with key players in Vermont about economic opportunities in a changing climate, leveraging nature as a solution, climate policy efforts currently underway, and more! Hosted at Caledonia Spirits in Montpelier on Thursday, March 26th from 5-7pm.

Event start date: 03/25/2020
Research Seminar: Visualization Tools to Communicate River Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resiliency in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. March 25th, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm.

Event start date: 03/20/2020
Collective Science and Stewardship in the Upper Valley - Join us for an exciting new series of place-based workshops focused on collective science and stewardship in the Upper Valley. Held at the Vermont Institute of Natural Science on Friday, March 20 from 9:00am-3:00pm. The focus of this workshop is water.

Event start date: 03/18/2020
Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us - Come watch a screening of "Fantastic Fungi: The Magic Beneath Us," a documentary that takes viewers on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet. *One day only!* March 18th at the Middlebury Marquis, purchase tickets online. Showings at 1:00pm, 4:00pm, and 7:00pm. Q/A with Executive Producer Geralyn White Dreyfous after the 7:00pm showing.

Event start date: 03/15/2020
Bolton Valley Celebration & Après Ski - Join Vermont Land Trust on Sunday, March 15, for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on the conserved lands at Bolton Valley. Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry and Catamount Trail Association will lead you on snowshoe and ski tours (Pre-registration required).

Event start date: 03/14/2020
Forest Bathing at Shelburne Farms - Walk through the trees at Shelburne Farms with Certified Nature And Forest Therapy Guide, Duncan Murdoch, through a series of sensory connection invitations to practice Forest Bathing and a new level of Nature Mindfulness. Saturday, March 14th from 10:00am - 12:00pm, registration required.

Event start date: 03/14/2020
Insect Diversity and Conservation Teen Science Cafe - This Teen Science Cafe is open to all 7th-12th graders and will be hosted on Saturday, March 14th from 5-7pm at the UVM Davis Center. Speakers will discuss the importance of insect biodiversity and conservation by exploring plant and insect interactions, insect driven ecosystem services, and successful conservation practices, followed by hands-on activities for participants! Register by March 11th

Event start date: 02/29/2020
The Nature Conservancy Vermont Ski for the Planet at Barr Hill - Join The Nature Conservancy on a Ski for the Planet! Explore the trail network on Barr Hill Natural Area and learn about why natural connections are as important for migrating wildlife as they are to Nordic skiers and snowshoers. Reception to follow. This trip is limited to 15 skiers and 15 snowshoers. Be sure to register! Attendees must bring their own skis/snowshoes! Feb 29, 2020, 2-6pm

Event start date: 02/26/2020
Research Seminar: Amending bioretention media with drinking water treatment residuals to reduce stormwater phosphorus loading into Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. February 26th, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm. More details to come.

Event start date: 02/26/2020
Treating Invasive Plants with Cost-Share Funding - Attend a workshop for consulting foresters and herbicide applicators discussing how to streamline the invasive treatment process with EQIP, describing what to expect from a treatment, and focusing on how to get good results for your clients. Registration is free, but please RSVP. Held at USFS Supervisor's Office in Rutland, VT on February 26th, 1:00-4:00pm. Bad weather date is March 17th.

Event start date: 02/18/2020
Vermont Environmental Consortium (VEC) Legislative Breakfast - The VEC is holding its Annual Legislative Breakfast to help kick off the conversation about green jobs and the environmental business sector during the legislative session. State House Cafeteria February 18, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am. The event is free to those who attend.

Event start date: 02/15/2020
38th Annual NOFA-VT Winter Conference 2020 - Attend the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont Annual Winter Conference, held in Burlington on February 15-17, 2020. A valuable opportunity for farmers, homesteaders, gardeners, land managers, educators, producers, and other food-system activists to participate in our vibrant organic community by sharing ideas, resources, and skills and celebrate all we are making happen together.

Event start date: 02/15/2020
February Bird Monitoring: Great Backyard Bird Count - The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are. Monitor birds with the Audubon Center as part of this annual event on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 8:00-10:00am.

Event start date: 02/11/2020
Plants for Birds: Restoring our Community One Garden at a Time - Hosted by the Mountain Gardeners on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:30pm in Waitsfield, Vermont. Attend the Mountain Gardeners' brief business meeting at 1:00pm, immediately followed by the presentation workshop about native plants and birds.

Event start date: 02/11/2020
Birds in a Changing Climate: What’s it mean for Vermont? - Join Audubon Vermont’s Steve Hagenbuch as we explore Audubon’s climate report and what it means for bird in Vermont. Hosted by Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 7:00-8:00pm. Free and open to the public.

Event start date: 02/09/2020
Trees on Skis at Intervale Center - Join Intervale and OGE naturalists at the Intervale Center for a morning of cross-country skis and trees! Tour the Intervale Center while naturalists talk about the various types of trees that grow in Vermont and how to identify them. They will also talk about wintering birds! Held February 9th from 10:00am-12:00pm. Register through Eventbrite.

Event start date: 02/04/2020
Conserving Vermont's Amphibians: Hogback Community College Course - Learn the identification, natural history, survey techniques, conservation, and management of Vermont’s frogs and salamanders with herpetologist Jim Andrews. The course begins with four indoor classroom presentations in February, followed by three springtime field visits (April, May, and June). 23 hours of instruction. Society of American Foresters accreditation will be offered.

Event start date: 02/01/2020
Tricky Tracks: A Family Tracking Program - Bring your family for this winter wildlife tracking event held by Audubon Vermont in Huntington. Spend your morning looking for furry and feathery friends. Saturday, February 1, 2020 from 9:30-11:30am. Register online.

Event start date: 01/29/2020
Research Seminar: Visualization Tools to Communicate River Erosion Hazards and Improve Flood Resillancy in Headwater Communities of the Lake Champlain Basin - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites you to participate in upcoming brown bag seminars/webinars in which Lake Champlain Sea Grant-funded researchers (and a few other researchers) will share their ongoing work over the coming year. January 29th, 2020, 12:00-1:00pm. More details to come.

Event start date: 01/25/2020
Lake Champlain Basin Program Teacher Workshop - Join Lake Champlain Basin Program and partners for an "International Year of the Salmon" teacher workshop! January 25th from 9:00am-3:00pm at the LCBP Grand Isle Office. Registration is free.

Event start date: 01/25/2020
Vermont ANR Ice Fishing Day and Festival - Attend a free ice fishing day and festival hosted by Vermont Agency of Natural Resources! Held at Lake Elmore from 11:00am-3:00pm. VT Fish and Wildlife staff will be there to help everyone learn this unique and popular type of fishing! Pre-registration available online.

Event start date: 01/21/2020
Bird Conservation: Thinking Globally, Acting Locally - Join Audubon Vermont’s Steve Hagenbuch to explore how people are the solution to bird conservation and how we are all a part of it. Hosted by Fairlee Community Arts, Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:30-8:30pm. Register online.

Event start date: 12/21/2019
Celebrate the Winter Solstice! - Co-sponsored by Vermont Family Forests and The Watershed Center at Norton Brook Reservoir at the Watershed Center lands (4783 Plank Rd. Bristol). December 21, 2019, 3:30-5:30pm. Celebrate the solstice and welcome the returning light with music, poetry, and a bit of pageantry. More details on the Vermont Family Forests Facebook Page.

Event start date: 12/13/2019
2019 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative (FEMC) Conference - This year's theme is "Monitoring for Impacts of Climate Change: Tracking and measuring outcomes in northeastern forests." The plenary session will center on what we can learn from climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, as well as efforts to assess climate change impacts on forested ecosystems. At the University of Vermont, December 13th, 2019.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Vermont Citizen Science Summit - A one-day event on December 12th, sponsored by the North Branch Nature Center, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension. Sponsors welcome organizations conducting citizen science in Vermont to present ongoing research, network with others, share successes, problem-solve challenges, and help shape the collective goals and needs of our community of citizen science practitioners.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Vermont Audubon Early-Winter Bird Monitoring - Find out who's sticking around for winter and see how they're getting along. This is a special week-day-morning bird monitoring with the Green Mountain Audubon Center Director, Kim Guertin. 8:00am-10:00am at the Audubon Vermont's Green Mountain Audubon Center in Huntington, VT. Additional monitoring days throughout winter. Check Audubon website for more details.

Event start date: 12/12/2019
Webinar: Urban Forestry Today "Pruning Update" - Dr. Ed Gilman, University of Florida, will highlight best pruning practices and discuss the latest research-based recommendations for arborists & urban forestry practitioners. Noonhour webcast on Thursday, December 12th.

Event start date: 12/07/2019
12th Annual Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network (VECAN) Conference - Featuring 14 workshops and keynote address by Chloe Maxmin, this conference is aimed at supporting and growing the statewide network of town energy committees and building the capacity and expertise of any Vermonter interested in being part of the solution to the climate crisis. Early registration ends November 22nd. Conference held at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, VT on December 7th.

Event start date: 12/02/2019
Special Seminar: Climate Change Implications for the Sustainability of Forests and Water - Come listen to Research Ecologist, Dr. John L. Campbell, from the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station discuss implications of climate change for the sustainability of forests and water. This special seminar will be held at the University of Vermont Aiken Center, room 311 on Monday, December 2nd from 3:30-4:30pm.

Event start date: 11/20/2019
Research Seminar: Food Web Models to Evaluate Impacts of Environmental Change and Management Actions on Lake Champlain Fish Population - Join Lake Champlain Sea Grant for this upcoming brown bag seminar/webinar, "Trophic Dynamics of Lake Champlain Fish Populations During Environmental Changes." Research conducted by Jason Stockwell, Ellen Marsden, and Rosalie Bruel from the University of Vermont. November 20th, 12:00pm join in person or online.

Event start date: 11/19/2019
Webinar: Volunteer Monitoring with Macroinvertebrates.org, presented by the National Water Monitoring Council - Join this webinar to learn more about the development of the online Atlas of Common Freshwater Macroinvertebrates of Eastern North America, macroinvertebrates.org. Webinar will cover site features and functionality, and use of this tool for macroinvertebrate identification training. Must pre-register by logging onto webinar 10 minutes before it begins. November 19th, 2:30-3:30pm.

Event start date: 11/11/2019
Watershed Moments: Harnessing Data, Science, and Local Knowledge to Protect Lakes - 39th International Symposium of the North American Lake Management Society (NALMS). Vermont is home to more than 800 stunning lakes and ponds, including Lake Champlain, an aquatic gem we are fortunate to share with New York and Quebec. There is no better place to celebrate the partnership between local knowledge and scientific innovation than this lake that unites three borders. Nov. 11-15, 2019.

Event start date: 11/09/2019
Open House- Zadock Thompson Museum’s Invertebrate Collection - Open House on Saturday, November 9th from 10am-3pm! Learn about and investigate our invertebrate collection, enjoy an array of snacks, participate in some fly kid friendly activities, buggy down to some music and catch a sneak peak of our volunteers working in the collection! At the UVM Blundell House: 342 So. Prospect St, Redstone Campus

Event start date: 11/06/2019
Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Course - The same training as the day before, offered Wednesday, November 6th at Lake Champlain Sea Grant and UVM Extension in Essex Junction.

Event start date: 11/05/2019
Natural Shoreland Erosion Control Certification Course - Attend Tuesday, November 5th in Montpelier! Vermont has over 1400 miles of lakeshores with some of the greatest residential density and development pressure in the state. This voluntary certification course teaches landscaping techniques that control stormwater runoff and conserve wildlife habitat, which are essential shoreland development practices for protecting Vermont lakes.

Event start date: 11/02/2019
UVM Extension Master Gardener State Conference 2019 - Caring for People, Plants and our Planet. Attend in person or online! Hosted at the Shelburne Museum on November 2nd, 2019. Register before October 25th!

Event start date: 11/02/2019
Caring for Our Home Grounds: A Commons Conservation Congress for Vermont’s Center-West Ecoregion - More than 80 people attended the Caring for Our Home Grounds Commons Conservation Congress in early November. Take a look at the proceedings—they're full of inspiring ideas, beautiful photos, and many emerging actions for caring for the air, water, and wildlife commons here at home.

Event start date: 10/18/2019
Agroecology and Livelihoods Collective (ALC)-Groundswell Global Conference - This all day, global conference on “Collaboration to Amplify Agroecology" will showcase some of Groundswell's projects and people and engage participants to build collaborations to amplify agroecology. Groundswell and ALC are committed to using agroecology to better understand and transform our current food systems into ones that are more sustainable and socially just. UVM Alumni House, Oct. 18th.

Event start date: 10/11/2019
United Nations Biosphere Delegation- Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve Annual Meeting - On October 11, representatives from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s Man and Biosphere Program and the U.S. National Park Service will gather at UVM for the Champlain-Adirondack Biosphere Reserve’s Annual Meeting. The meeting will focus on how to improve human interaction with protected landscapes in order to maintain social, economic and ecological integrity.

Event start date: 10/10/2019
Renewable Energy Vermont (REV) 2019 Conference - The conference theme this year is "REV it Up! Empowering Energy Transformation." Join scientists, engineers, business leaders, policy makers, and others at the largest comprehensive renewable energy event in northern New England. October 10-11, 2019.

Event start date: 10/09/2019
Vermont Clean Water Network - Fall Meeting - Come learn about the Clean Water Service Delivery Act of 2019 (Act 76/S.96) which creates a long-term funding source for clean water work and changes how clean water projects are funded, administered, and implemented. October 9, 2019 at ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain.

Event start date: 10/03/2019
2019 Adirondack Champlain Regional Salt Summit - This one-day conference will be held on October 3rd in Lake Placid, New York. This year's theme is: Expanding Application of the Model and Adapting to Changes with the Weather. Private contractors, municipal staff, business owners, elected officials and other local decision makers, watershed groups, and others interested to learn about best practices to minimize salt runoff are invited.

Event start date: 09/26/2019
LCSG Opportunity for K-12 Teachers to Explore Lake Champlain - Lake Champlain Sea Grant invites K-12 teachers to spend an evening on the Melosira research vessel to learn about lake research. This opportunity is being offered by Lake Champlain Sea Grant's Watershed Alliance in partnership with the University of Vermont, SUNY Plattsburgh, and the Lake Champlain Basin Program. Thursday, Sept. 26th at 5:00pm out of the Plattsburgh City Marina.

Event start date: 09/25/2019
Lake Champlain Sea Grant Research Seminar: Efficacy of a Woodchip Bioreactor for Denitrification of Tertiary Effluent From the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lake George, Warren Country, New York) - Lake Champlain Sea Grant (LCSG) will host a series of brown bag seminars/webinars by LCSG-funded researchers, and others, who will share their work on various topics in and around the lake. LCSG invites those who are interested to attend in person or via webinar. These seminars take place the last Wednesday of each month through May.

Event start date: 09/17/2019
Saving the Chubby Unicorn - An insider's update on the efforts to save the critically endangered African Black Rhino. Join representatives from the Laikipia Wildlife Forum in Laikipia, Kenya, Adventure for Rhinos, and VermontForWildlife for an evening of conservation as practiced in Kenya. Sept. 17th at 5:30pm at Queen City Brewer's Event Space.

Event start date: 06/07/2019
Vermont Lake Seminar 2019 - Mark your calendar for the annual Vermont Lake Seminar, Fri, June 7th at Lake Morey Resort. This year's theme is: From Issues to Actions: Practicing State of the Art Lake Manage

Event start date: 05/02/2019
Vermont Arbor Day Conference - This annual one day conference is open to all and intended to enhance technical skills, discuss hot topics, and network with professionals and volunteers engaged in urban and community forestry.

Event start date: 04/08/2019
The Lake Between – International Conference - The Lake Between (Le lac qui nous unit) is an International Conference designed to bring together academics, business leaders, policy-makers, outdoor enthusiasts, boaters and swimmers, musicians and artists to talk about Lake Champlain. This conference is open to all interested in the past, present and future of Lake Champlain.

Event start date: 02/20/2019
E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth Project Debuts in Vermont - On February 20th, join teachers, interested citizens and conservation professionals for a workshop that explores the latest research on biodiversity’s role in healthy ecosystems, and help us form a strategy to bring Half-Earth to life in the Winooski River Watershed – one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in Vermont, and one of the most fragile.

Event start date: 02/16/2019
Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont - Annual Winter Conference - The NOFA Vermont Winter Conference is a highlight of the winter for farmers, gardeners, homesteaders and enthusiastic eaters. Please join us for three days of learning, inspiration, good food, great conversation, and community building.

Event start date: 12/14/2018
2018 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Conference - Forests and Climate Change: Managing Impacts and Planning for the Future - Climate change continues to be a threat facing the forests of the northeast and the people that depend on them. This year, the plenary session of the conference will focus on surveying the impacts of climate change on key forest ecosystem processes and services, with a focus on forests, wildlife and water.

Event start date: 12/04/2018
Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings - Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, and UVM Extension are hosting NOAA Office for Coastal Management's 2-day Planning and Facilitating Collaborative Meetings training.

Event start date: 11/30/2018
VT EPSCoR Policy and Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) Fall Meeting - The day-long meeting offers stakeholders the opportunity to share knowledge, experiences and concerns with each other surrounding the Lake Champlain Basin.

Event start date: 11/09/2018
Lake Champlain Richelieu River flooding study public meeting: Burlington - This public meeting provides the opportunity to hear about current work coming out of the Lake Champlain-Richelieu River flood study, ask questions to the study's technical experts, and share your views.