Discoveries, Interview

What’s in Your Backpack?

By Kelly Finan - Rattling My Bones Dripping with cultural history and utterly unique, the objects cradled in Connor Stedman’s excited hands burned with sentimental value. Their glow reflected in Connor’s eyes and didn’t flicker for an instant upon the delivery of my first question. “So, what are they?” To the untrained eye, they were… Continue reading What’s in Your Backpack?


Young Scientists Plot for Smart Urban Forestry

by Liz Brownlee “Wait until you see the accuracy of our plot,” calls the lab team. The four undergraduates burst with pride, oblivious to the prickling raspberries and thick brush that edge the Intervale forest. They stop me midstride.  As their lab teacher, I’m fully equipped with aerial maps, GPS, first aid kit, phone, and… Continue reading Young Scientists Plot for Smart Urban Forestry


A Conversation with Norman Myers

by Liz Brownlee UVM Field Naturalist and Ecological Planning (FNEP) students sat down with Dr. Norman Myers this week for a casual conversation.  He is on campus this week for multiple talks, including a “Gund Institute Tea” this Friday.   We bantered back and forth about biodiversity, social engagement, and the future of the planet.  Dr.… Continue reading A Conversation with Norman Myers