Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Land and Lake

Lake Champlain
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Adult Program
Location: Meet at Local Motion on the Burlington Waterfront
Fee: Bicycle rentals are $25 per person or BYOB (Bring your own Bicycle)

Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington Geographic explores and celebrates the natural and cultural features contributing to Burlington’s unique character. In this field workshop series, we bring educators, community leaders, and passionate residents to Burlington’s common grounds to learn about our city and build the skills to interpret its natural and built environments.

Saddle up for this bicycle-bound quest to learn about the nature and culture intersecting along Lake Champlain’s shoreline. Burlington Field Naturalist, Alicia Daniel, UVM Field Naturalist, Ellen Gawarkiewicz and her students showcase the lessons and learnings of this summer’s pilot undergraduate natural history program at UVM’ Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources. We’ll explore birds, bedrock, beaches, and more on this place-based exploration of the Burlington Bike Path.

Burlington Geographic Field Workshop Series:

  • Saturday, September 24: Reading the Landscape
  • Friday, September 30: Get to Know Your Street Trees
  • Saturday, October 8: Land and Lake
  • Sunday, October 16: New Farms, New Foods
  • Saturday, October 22: Roads and Rails

These workshops complement Burlington Geographic’s concurrent public presentations series. Workshop participants are strongly encouraged to attend!

Burlington Geographic is an initiative of the PLACE Program, a partnership between Shelburne Farms and the University of Vermont.

Registration Details: 

Registration required. Bicycle rentals are $25 per person or BYOB (Bring your own Bicycle). Contact Sean Beckett ([email protected]) with any questions.


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