Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Roads and Rails

railroad tunnel with grafitti
Saturday, November 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Event Type: 
Educator Workshop
Adult Program
Location: Meet at ECHO Center's front entrance on the Burlington Waterfront
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.

How does Burlington get from A to B? Brennan Gauthier and Kyle Obenauer, VTrans Archaeologist and Historic Preservation Specialist, lead this adventure through time and space following the story of Burlington’s transportation heritage. Travel corridors are among the oldest human imprints in our city, and connect us to our energy, our food, and our neighbors.  This is our opportunity to learn to interpret the stories and significance of our transportation systems.

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, November 12: 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 is required. Contact Sean Beckett ([email protected]) with any questions.


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