Howard E. Woodin Colloquium Series

Weekly Lecture: Thursdays 12:30-1:20 p.m.
The Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
The Orchard (Room 103)

Free and open to the public.
Please bring your own lunch and beverage to enjoy during the talk.

Visit our video archive to watch a selection of past colloquia.


Spring 2018 Colloquium Schedule

February 15
The Honorable Harvest: Indigenous Knowledge for Biodiversity Conservation
Robin Kimmerer
, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of Environmental and Forest Biology and Director of the Center for Native Peoples and the Environment
Co-sponsored by the Franklin Environmental Center and Breadloaf Environmental Writers' Conference

February 22
Buddhism and Agriculture: Environmental and Religious Practice and Resilience in Northern Thailand
Susan M. Darlington, Professor of Anthropology and Asian Studies, Hampshire College
Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and Anthropology

March 1
Decarbonizing an Economy: Electricity, Coal, and the Threat of a Good Example
Frederick Weston ’79, Principal and Director, Global Policy and Strategy, the Regulatory Assistance Project
Co-sponsored by the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs

March 8
MIDD-ES STUDENT REFLECTIONS ON LEARNING
Summer Research and Internship Experiences

March 15
Visual Storytelling for Science and Conservation Impact
Carolyn Barnwell ’07, Documentary Producer, National Geographic

March 22
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Being Interdisciplinary: What Does It Really Mean?

Jon Isham, Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies
Dan Brayton, Associate Professor of English and American Literatures and Environmental Studies
Marc Lapin, Assistant Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies
Kathy Doyle, Visiting Associate in Science Instruction in Environmental Studies

April 5
Ocean Plastics Pollution from Sources to Solutions
Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor, Sea Education Association
Co-sponsored by the Geology Department

April 12
Conserving the Wilderness Within and Cultivating an Environmental Ethic
Christopher Kiely, Licensed Acupuncturist, founder of Falling Water Tai Chi School

April 19
Studying the little things that run the world to understand biodiversity in a changing world
Nathan Sanders, Director of the Environmental Program, University of Vermont
Co-sponsored by the Biology Department

April 26
Expressway to (In)equity: Environmental Justice, Community Engagement & Urban Redevelopment
Lemir Teron, Assistant Professor, Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry

May 3
Environmental Health in the Arctic: Perfluoroalkyl contaminants and thyroid function in a remote population of Alaska Natives
Sam Byrne,
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, St. Lawrence University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the Programs in Global Health and Molecular Biology & Biochemistry

May 8
ENVS 0401 Senior Seminar Presentations

May 10
ENVS 0401 Senior Seminar Presentations


The weekly Howard E. Woodin ES Colloquium Series brings together students, faculty, staff, and members of the community to hear from a broad range of speakers—students, faculty, alumni, and environmental professionals—on conservation and environmental topics. In addition to helping foster an ES community on campus, students can learn about different environmental careers and develop internship and employment connections.

Contact Lily Hunt at 802.443.5552 for more information.

Program in Environmental Studies

Franklin Environmental Center at Hillcrest
531 College Street
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753