Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Reading the Landscape

old stone wall in the woods
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Adult Program
Location: Meet at Burlington High School entrance
Fee: Free with registration

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.

What makes a place? In this kickoff workshop, we explore Burlington’s Arms Grant Forest and the neighboring Urban Wilds. We practice “reading” the forested landscape to uncover stories of Burlington’s natural and cultural heritage. From bedrock to wildflowers to dairy farming, we’ll walk through time and between the “layers” of place. This workshop is led by UVM Ecological Planner, Sean Beckett.

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. Contact Sean Beckett ([email protected]) with any questions.


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