Upcoming Events

The Evolution of the Mad River Valley’s Cultural Landscape 

September 13, 2020 (postponed until spring 2021, new date TBD, open to registered participants only)

Field trip and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in the Mad River Valley.  See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of the Middlebury Area’s Cultural Landscape 

March 28, 2021 (open to registered participants only)

Field trip and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in the Middlebury Area.  The VMN website will have more information about the program soon: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of Hinesburg’s Cultural Landscape 

April 11, 2021 (open to registered participants only)

Field trip and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Hinesburg.  Rescheduled Part II of the Spring 2020 session cancelled due to the pandemic.  See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of Burlington’s Cultural Landscape 

April 18, 2021 (open to registered participants only)

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Burlington.  See the VMN website for more information and to sign up for the year-long program: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

Past Events

Little River State Park Landscape History

October 2, 2020 (open to registered participants only)

Field trip for UVM’s Field Naturalist Program’s graduate students to interpret the human features in the forest of Little River State Park.  We looked at cellar holes, barn foundations, old family cemeteries, sugarhouse foundations, and stone walls to understand the nineteenth and early twentieth century farming landscape history.

The Evolution of Burlington’s Cultural Landscape 

April 19, 2020 (not open to the public)

Planned as field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Burlington.  But due to the public health crisis, altered to a webinar format with a PowerPoint presentation and a discussion for participants.  Information on doing self-guided walking tours of Burlington’s landscape evolution will be included.   See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of South Burlington’s Cultural Landscape 

March 29, 2020 (not open to the public)

Planned as field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in South Burlington.  But due to the public health crisis, altered to a webinar format with a PowerPoint presentation and discussion for participants.  See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of Hinesburg’s Cultural Landscape 

March 22, 2020 (not open to the public) – Postponed due to the public health crisis. Reschedule date TBD.

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Hinesburg.  See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

Jonesville’s Landscape History: Where the High Mountains Meet the Low River Valley

February 1, 2020, 10 am-1 pm (not open to the public)

Field trip, landscape interpretation, and potluck lunch for the alumni of the Vermont Master Naturalist Program.  Not open to the public.

Burlington Geographic: Humans and the Environment in Burlington Through Time

December 4, 2019, Main Street Landing Film House, 7-9 pm.  Open to the public.

Illustrated evening presentations for Burlington Geographic from Christine Vatovec from UVM on how environmental health and human health intersect, from Jane Dorney on how the Burlington environment has changed through time in relation to human health effects, from Dan Quinlan, the chair of the Vermont Climate and Health Alliance, and Walter Poleman, the founding director of the PLACE Program.  Refreshments will be served at the break.  To see the video of this presentation, go to: ttps://www.retn.org/show/human-health-and-environment-burlington-through-time  or https://vimeo.com/379815234 .

The Evolving Cultural and Natural Landscape of Huntington

October 24, 2019, 7:00 pm, Town Hall in Huntington Center

An illustrated evening presentation for the Huntington Historical and Community Trust’s Annual Meeting.  Open to the public.  A video of this presentation has been uploaded by Mount Mansfield Community Television to the Internet Archive: https://archive.org/details/huntingtonhistoricaltrustdorney10242019.  Also, see my blog post of November 30.

The Evolution of the Lone Rock Point Cultural Landscape

September 29, 2019 (not open to the public)

Guided field trip as part of the introduction to the 2019-20 Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Burlington.  Co-leading with Alicia Daniel, VMN Executive Director, and Laura Yayac.  See the VMN website for more information: https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

The Evolution of the Red Rocks Park Landscape in South Burlington

September  8, 2019, 10:00 – 4:00 pm (not open to the public – sign up to join the Master Naturalist Program in South Burlington this year to attend)

A field trip and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in South Burlington.  See the VMN website for more information:  https://vermontmasternaturalist.org/.

 
Explore the Winooski Gorge with the Vermont Master Naturalists

August 31, 2019, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm, Winooski Gorge Park, South Burlington

Explore the landscape of the Winooski Gorge area in South Burlington from geology to plants and animals to land use history and beyond.  With Co-Leader Alicia Daniel, Executive Director of the Vermont Master Naturalist Program.  Open to the public.

Champlain Colloquium: Examining the Legacy of Samuel de Champlain

August 1, 2019, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ferrisburgh

I was a panelist on a session called “Examining Champlain’s Maps and Drawings” and gave an illustrated talk about Champlain’s approach to cartography in the early 17th century.  Open to the public with a fee.

The Evolution of South Hero’s Cultural Landscape 

April 27, 2019 (not open to the public)

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in South Hero.

 
The Evolution of the Cultural Landscape in the Bristol 5 Towns Area

March 30, 2019 (not open to the public)

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in the Bristol 5 Towns area.

The Evolution of Burlington’s Cultural Landscape

March 24, 2019 (not open to the public)

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Burlington.

The Evolution of Richmond’s Cultural Landscape

March 9, 2019 (not open to the public)

Field trips and presentation for the Vermont Master Naturalist Program in Richmond.

The Evolution of Richmond’s Cultural Landscape

February 10, 2019, 3 pm at the Richmond Free Library

An illustrated presentation for the Richmond Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and Winter Program.  Open to the public.  For a video of the event, go to the Mount Mansfield Community Television’s archive: https://archive.org/details/mmtvvt-Evolution_of_Richmond_s_Cultural_Landscape_2-10-19

How to Use UVM’s Special Collections Resources for Place-Based Education

Friday, January 11, 2019 at UVM’s Billings Library (not open to the public)

A presentation for teachers in the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Watershed for Every Classroom course.

Using LiDAR to Find and Interpret 19th Century Landscape Features

October  27, 2018 in Woodstock

Presentation for the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums Annual Meeting.