Wetlands of Vermont & Woodbury
presented by Ecologist Liz Thompson
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 6:30 pm
Thompson will offer a tour of wetland natural communities found throughout Vermont, and highlights some found in Woodbury. Enjoy a slide show of bogs, fens, floodplain forests, and the amazing plants found in these wetlands.
An ecologist with the Vermont Land Trust, Thompson has contributed to the understanding of Vermont’s ecology through her work with natural communities — groups of trees, wildflowers, mosses, fungi and other life forms naturally occurring within a single environment. She is a co-author with Eric Sorenson of Wetland, Woodland, Wildland: A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont — an important botany resource.
Climate Change Info
presented by Meteorologist Steve Maleski
Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 6:30 pm
This past summer marked the 30th anniversary of Dr. James Hansen’s considered opinion in testimony before the House of Representatives that the signal of climate change driven by human activity was starting to emerge from general statistical noise. Since then, the signal has become steadily clearer. This presentation seeks to update folks on developments, focusing particularly on the 5 years ending this past spring. How is the climate changing? What are current trends? What have we learned about past episodes of major climate change that can offer guidance to us in the remainder of this century?
Best known as one of the voices of Vermont Public Radio’s ‘Eye On The Sky’, Maleski has spent most of his professional career on the staff of the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. A meteorologist by training, over the past 38 years he has worked variously as a forecaster at the Weather Channel; and as a forecaster, teacher, and planetarium presenter at the Fairbanks Museum. He has lived in Sutton, Vermont since 1985.
These programs are free and open to the public, generously supported by the Woodbury Conservation Commission and the Woodbury Fund. Bring your questions and an appetite for conversation and refreshments. Info? firstname.lastname@example.org.