Join us in the Withey Gorge Atrium for brief presentation of the programs and their differences, followed by discussion and further information, on Wednesday, November 4 at 6 p.m. Current students in any of the alternative learning majors are encouraged to attend and bring your personal experiences into the conversation. This is the meeting you’ve been waiting for – all the information you need.
Prof. Christopher Brooks (environmental studies and natural resource management) just published an article in Trends a bimonthly journal of the American Bar Association’s “Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources” section. The article is about legal protections for migratory birds titled: “Will a new approach fly? The FWS considers implementing an incidental take program under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.” Read the full article here. On November 1, Chris also delivered a presentation “Science, Law and the Future of Our Water” at the Fair Haven Inn as part of the 2015 Science Pub, a lecture series sponsored by the Friends of the Castleton Free Library.
Green Mountain College welcomes glaciologist Dr. Twila Moon for a brown bag talk on Wednesday, November 4 at noon in the East Room. The title of Dr. Moon’s talk underscores a global issue with local implications: “Redefining Glacial Pace: The Greenland Ice Sheet in a Warming World.” Her research focuses on characterizing and understanding large ice sheet behavior, with a main focus on the Greenland Ice Sheet. “I use a wide range of data to determine how the fast-flowing ice around the margins of ice sheets changes and interacts with the ocean and other climate system components,” she explains. Dr. Moon received her PhD from the University of Washington and is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in the University of Oregon Department of Geological Sciences. She recently spent a year as a postdoc fellow at the National Snow and Ice and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Her visit is supported by the adventure education program and GMC’s Speaker’s Bureau. All faculty, students, and staff invited to attend this engaging discussion!