Middlebury school of the environment (summer)

Hi students,

This looks like a very interesting opportunity, if you are still looking for cool ES related things to do this summer.

~Salma

On 4/22/14 4:02 PM, “Trombulak, Stephen C.” wrote:

>Happy spring, everyone. I’m writing with some updates about the >Middlebury School of the Environment that may be of interest to any of >your students who are still considering their options for this coming >summer.
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>Development of the curriculum for the Middlebury School of the >Environment ­ the six-week summer program based at Middlebury¹s main >campus in Vermont offering three credit-bearing undergraduate classes >integrating both the interdisciplinary study of the environment and >leadership training ­ continues.
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>In addition to the School¹s formal courses, we have an exciting roster of >guests who will be joining us to share with the students their >experiences and skills associated with becoming effective environmental >leaders. These include:
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> * Gus Speth, of the Vermont Law School, and formerly of the Yale >School of Forestry and the Environment, UN Development Programme, World >Resources Institute, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the U.S. >Council on Environmental Quality.
> * Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and founder of 350.org. > * Helen Riess, Director of the Empathy and Relational Science Program >in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. > * Kenny Williams, Outreach Coordinator for the New York City >Department of Parks and Recreation GreenThumb Program.
> * Martin Bridge, environmental artist and musician.
> * Alden Woodrow, leader of the business team for the Makani project >at Google [x], which has developed a novel approach to generating wind >power.
> * Neil McArthur, co-director of the film Land of Oil and Water, about >the Alberta tar sands and indigenous peoples’ engagement with and against >their extraction.
> * Mike Kiernan, consultant in persuasive communication skills, as >well as an emergency room physician, Executive Counsel of Vermont Medical >Society, and an advisor to the State of Vermont Comprehensive Economic >Development Strategy Committee.
> * Mary Hurlie, of LeaderScope Consulting, focusing on team building >and understanding communication styles.
> * Jason Mittell, Professor of Film & Media Culture and American >Studies at Middlebury College, and scholar in the field of environmental >media and communications.
> * Jack Byrne, currently the Director of the Sustainability >Integration Office at Middlebury College, as well as the founder and >first Executive Director of the River Watch Network, co-founder of the >Foundation for Our Future at the Center for a Sustainable Future, and a >member of the Commission for Education and Communication of the World >Conservation Union.
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>The perspectives and skills these Fellows of the School of the >Environment combine with the specific courses that each student will take >­ Sustainability Practicum; Understanding Place; and one elective, chosen >from among Environmentalism and the Poor, International Environmental >Negotiation, and Systematic Conservation Planning.
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>More details about the courses, faculty, and facilities can be found at >the school¹s website, which >includes a number of short clips that provide more visual information and >interviews about the School and its faculty. It also includes a link to >the School¹s blog, The Stream, which provides regular updates and >discussions on topics related to the School¹s curriculum.
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>This program should be of value to any student with serious interests in >environmental studies and becoming a force for positive change in the >world.
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>Financial aid is available; so students should apply based on the >relevance of the curriculum for their educational and career goals, and >not based on their financial situation. Everyone should feel free to >write to me directly via email (trombulak@middlebury.edu) if I can answer >any questions about the School.
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>Sincerely,
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>Stephen C. Trombulak
> Director, Middlebury School of the Environment >
> http://www.middlebury.edu/environment

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