COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

Howard E. Woodin Colloquium Series

Weekly Lecture: Thursdays 12:40-1:30 p.m.
Due to COVID-19 all Fall 2020 events will take place virtually and can be viewed by clicking here, passcode: 752062.

Free and open to the public.

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


Fall 2020 Colloquium Schedule

SEPTEMBER 17
From High Pond with Doc Woodin to Policy Advocacy for The Nature Conservancy in the Time of COVID: A Conversation with Phil Huffman, Class of ’84 ES Major
Phil Huffman ‘84, Director of Government Relations and Policy, The Nature Conservancy in Vermont

SEPTEMBER 24
MIDD-ES CORE PANEL DISCUSSION
Truth in Numbers? Data in Environmental Studies
Joseph Holler, Assistant Professor of Geography
Christopher McGrory Klyza,
Stafford Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Environmental Studies
Marc Lapin,
Associate Laboratory Professor in Environmental Studies and College Lands Ecologist
Kathryn Morse,
John C. Elder Professor of Environmental Studies, and Professor of History
Part of the Clifford Symposium please use this link to view this talk passcode: 409015

OCTOBER 1
Wildpreneurs: Turning Passion into Business
Tamara Jacobi ’06.5, Author of Wildpreneurs and Founder/CEO of the Tailwind Jungle Lodge

OCTOBER 8
Cinema toward Future Life
Brett Story, Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Image Arts at Ryerson University

OCTOBER 15
Distancing and Machine Intimacy: Robots, Drones, and Waste Conversion in the COVID Era
Peter Wynn Kirby, MPhil, PhD (Cantab), Senior Member at Saint Antony’s College, University of Oxford

OCTOBER 22
Climate and Security in an Age of Great Power Competition and Global Disruption
Sherri Goodman, Secretary General, International Military Council on Climate & Security; Senior Strategist and Advisory Board Member, Center for Climate & Security; Board Chair, Council on Strategic Risks; Former Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (Environmental Security); Senior Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center

OCTOBER 29
The Material Is the Message: Art in the Time of Climate Change
Jessica Beels, Sculptor and Installation Artist, Washington, D.C.

NOVEMBER 5
What’s Old Is New Again: Activating Natural History Collections for Climate Change Research
Lauren Williams, Curator, Blacker Wood Natural History Collection, Rare Books Department, McGill University Library

NOVEMBER 12
Agroecology and Food Sovereignty - in Theory and Practice
Martha Caswell, Codirector, Agroecology & Livelihoods Collaborative, University of Vermont

NOVEMBER 19
Other Pastorals: Writing Race and the Environment
Jennifer Chang, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing, George Washington University
Cosponsored by Franklin Environmental Center and Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference

DECEMBER 3
ENVS 0401 Community Engaged Practicum 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