Participants are expected to attend the full course from Sunday, July 14
until Friday, July 19
, 2013. Thiscourse is administered at Green Mountain Conservation Camp: Buck Lake in Woodbury, VT, and it isresidential in nature. Participants are expected to reside at Buck Lake for the duration of the course. Classesgenerally begin between 8:00am – 9:00am and end between 8:00pm and 9:00pm.
The official policy for excused absences for religious holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work.
Contributions in Class:
Participants will participate in the activities and discussions that occur both in thefield and on-site at Buck Lake during the entire course.
Academic Honesty & Professionalism:
All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the “AcademicHonesty Policy Procedures” delineated in the following website.http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf ).
Accommodations will be provided to eligible students with disabilities. Please obtain an accommodation letter from theACCESS office and see one of the instructors early in the course to discuss what accommodations will be necessary. If you are unfamiliar with ACCESS, visit their website at http://www.uvm.edu/access to learn more about the services theyprovide. ACESS: A-170 Living Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. PH: 802-656-7753, TTY: call711 (relay), Fax: 802-656-0739, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Instant Messenger: UVM access. General office hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Call to make an appointment.
Required and/or recommended readings:
Pre-Course Reading (Required)
1. Defusing Environmental Education: An evaluation of the critique of the environmental education movement
by Gregory Smith2.
Fisheries Management Principles
by Harry Everhart3.
Forestry for Neophytes
by Malcolm Franz4.
Nature Vs Human
Reprinted from New Jersey Outdoors5.
Politics of Environmental Education
by Robert Holsman6.
Public Trust Doctrine
from The Wildlife Society7.
Reflections on “Environmental Education: Promise and Performance”
by Deborah Simmons8.
Some Ecological Principles
prepared by Mark Scott, VT Fish and Wildlife Department9.
Staying Connected Initiative
from the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department
10. Steadfast to the ABC’s of EE
by Dan Sivek11.
The Future of Public Trust
by John Organ and Shane Mahoney12.
The Importance of Diversity
by Terry Lawson Dunn13.
The Place You Call Home
by Chuck Wooster14.
Thinking like a Mountain
excerpt from A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold15.
Value of No American Model F&W
prepared by Joanna Prukop and Ron Reagan16.
What is Wildlife Management?
Chapter 1, Principles of Wildlife Management, 5
1. A Place you Call Home2. Wetlands Fact Sheet3. Vermont Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement History4. Habitat Analysis Field Sheet5. Warming Up to Getting Wild6. Vermont’s Largest Trees7. Wetland Field Trip to Woodbury Wetland