The Natural Resources Management Academy is going virtual for the 2020 session.
This program is for youth entering grades 7-12 who are interested in the environment and ready to explore, in depth, their passion for Vermont’s natural resources.
July 13-17, 1:00-2:30 daily
- Online presentations
- Additional at-home activities for those that want to do more
- Earn a NRMA certificate by attending all 5 days!
JULY 13: LAND & WILDLIFE- CHANGES OVER TIME
Presenter: Kim Royar is a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. During her 38 years with Vermont Fish and Wildlife, she has helped landowners improve wildlife habitat, done extensive research on bobcats, coyotes and other furbearers, worked to restore Vermont’s population of American martens, and worked in Fish and Wildlife’s central office as a special assistant to the Commissioner.
JULY 14: AN INTRODUCTION TO FOREST MANAGEMENT
Presenter: Ethan Tapper is the Chittenden County Forester for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. County Foresters are a resource to landowners and municipalities, helping Vermonters manage their forests responsibly for a variety of different values and uses. Prior to becoming the Chittenden County Forester, Ethan worked as a consulting forester in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, a wilderness guide and horse logger.
JULY 15: WATERSHED WISE - EXPLORE LOCAL WATER QUALITY CHALLENGES AND LEARN HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Presenter: Ashley Eaton is the Watershed and Lake Education Coordinator for UVM Extension Lake Champlain Sea Grant, she oversees the Watershed Alliance program which has a UVM and SUNY Plattsburgh location, coordinates watershed science professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and oversees an undergraduate Watershed Education internship program. She has a BS in Education and Environmental Science and a MS in Natural resources from the University of Vermont.
JULY 16: BECOMING A CITIZEN SCIENTIST USING INATURALIST
Presenter: Emily Anderson is the ECO AmeriCorps Citizen Science Outreach Naturalist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies. She has an educational background in ecology and environmental policy, and experience working with natural systems from forests to oceans. She is passionate about using communication tools to raise awareness of the impacts that humans have on biodiversity.
JULY 17: SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES AND PROTECTING NATURE - CAREERS IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Presenter: Alex N. Neidermeier has served in the Peace Corps in west Africa where she worked with a women’s community group on agribusiness and health. She then worked with the US Forest Service International Programs based in Washington, DC, on forest management and climate change mitigation programs in the Congo Basin in central Africa. Alex is excited to be starting a new position with Tetra Tech ARD’s Environment and Natural Resources sector, currently focused on the USAID-funded Greening Prey Lang project in Cambodia.
Registration is required to get the Zoom link.
To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Lauren Traister, 4-H Teen and Leadership Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-888-4972 by July 1, 2020 so we may assist you.
This program is sponsored by the University of Vermont Extension 4-H and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department