Events Archive

Changing Climate, Changing Minds Seminar - April 8-9, 2016

April 8-9, 2016

 “Changing Climate, Changing Minds,” a seminar at Dartmouth College with Terry Tempest Williams, James McCarthy, Sally Bingham and David Loy

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Click HERE to view the poster - Art & Design by Amy Y. Zhang '17
Click HERE to read the follow up article in the Valley News.

New England Aquarium Trip Blog 2015

On October 9th, 2015, students from ENVS 17: Marine Policy traveled to the New England Aquarium (NEAq) in Boston to explore the exhibits and learn about the research, conservation, and education activities of the Aquarium. The trip is energizing to students and provides those who have not had much interaction with the ocean with the opportunity to directly experience the animals, plants, and ecosystems that we study. Analysis of the Aquarium’s educational activities on-site as well as talks from Aquarium experts provide real-world examples of NGO activities that affect policy-making on oceans issues. Students are further challenged to considered the efficacy and ethics associated with aquariums more broadly, including environmental impacts from the ornamental fish trade. All students process what they’ve learned by blogging about the trip. To see the complete blog please go to

Sustainability Salon - April 8, 2015

Sustainability Salon hosted by Terry Tempest Williams – April 8

Join director Toby McLeod for film screenings of Islands of Sanctuary and Profit and Loss from the Standing on Sacred Ground film series.

Islands of Sanctuary
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
3:30 Opening Reception
4:00 PM Film
5:00 PM Q&A with Toby McLeod
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Around the world, indigenous communities stand in the way of government megaprojects. In the Russian Republic of Altai, traditional native people create their own mountain parks to rein in tourism and resist a gas pipeline that would cut through a World Heritage Site. In northern California, Winnemem Wintu girls grind herbs on a sacred medicine rock, as elders protest U.S. government plans to enlarge one of the West’s biggest dams and forever submerge this touchstone of a tribe.

Profit and Loss
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
7:00 PM Film
8:00 PM Q&A with Toby McLeod
8:30 PM Closing Reception
Loew Auditorium, Black Family Visual Arts Center

The George Link Jr. Lecture - April 21, 2015

The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture

“Sustainable Revolutions: The Quest for Real Food and Wine in the 21st Century”

Deirdre Heekin
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
7:00 PM
105 Dartmouth Hall

Deirdre Heekin is a Vermont farmer, restauranteur, grape grower and wine maker. She will read passages from her new book, An Unlikely Vineyard: The Education of a Farmer and Her Quest for Terroir (Chelsea Green Press) interspersed with commentary on “How we can feed the world and be sustainable?” and “How Dartmouth undergraduates might examine their own journey in relation to sustainable agriculture after they leave Dartmouth?”

A book signing at 8:00 PM will follow the lecture.

Free and open to the public.

La garagista Farm and Winery, Barnard, VT

For more information, please contact Kim Wind at [email protected] or call 603-646-2838.

ENVS 17 Marine Policy class visit to Boston September 30, 2013

On September 30th, 2013, students in the ENVS 17: Marine Policy class journeyed to Boston for first-hand experience exploring oceans ecosystems, learning about ocean science, and understanding marine conservation efforts. The trip started at the New England Aquarium, where students were able to observe many marine species in simulated habitats. We then set sail with the SEA Semester Program on board their research and education vessel, the SSV Corwith Cramer. During the three hour sail, students got to help sample both sediments and surface waters in Boston Harbor. They also learned about oceanographic, biological, and anthropological aspects of marine systems. Upon return, the class went back to the New England Aquarium for a talk given by Heather Tausig, the Vice President for Conservation. She described the many research and conservation efforts undertaken by the aquarium to help conserve marine systems. Student’s reflections on the trip and the knowledge that they gained from the experience can be found below.

New England Aquarium

Majora Carter- The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture

"Hometown Security and Environmental Equality" 

Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:00 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Majora hosts the Peabody Award winning public-radio series: The Promised Land. She has a long list of awards and honorary degrees, including a MacArthur “genius” Fellowship. She founded Sustainable South Bronx in 2001 when few were talking about “sustainability”; and even fewer, in places like The South Bronx. Since 2008, her consulting company, The Majora Carter Group, has exported Climate Adaptation, Urban Revitalization, and Leadership Development strategies for Business, Government, Foundations, Universities, and economically under-performing Communities.

Sponsored by the Dartmouth College Environmental Studies Program, the Porter Family Fund for the Sustainability Minor, and the Tuck School of Business and MBA Program Office.
Free and Open to the Public.

Ecological Network Research in Deep Time: The Roles of Human Hunter-Gatherers in North Pacific Marine Food Webs

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
4:00 - 5:30 PM
041 Haldeman

Jennifer A. Dunne is a Professor at the Santa Fe Institute and is Co-Director of the Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab. She received a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources from UC Berkeley in 2000 and held a NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics from 2000-2002. Jennifer's research interests are in analysis, modeling, and theory related to the organization, dynamics, and function of species interactions. Most of her work focuses on trophic interactions, which provide the basic architecture for the flow of energy and resources through ecosystems. Jennifer and her colleagues seek to identify fundamental patterns and principles of ecological network structure and dynamics at multiple spatial and temporal scales, and use the network framework to evaluate the robustness, persistence, and stability of ecosystems.

This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Environmental Studies Program
and the IGERT Dialogues in Polar Science, Engineering and Society Seminar Series.

Laurie Marker _ The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture

Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund
"Saving the Wild Cheetah: A Race to the Future"
Thursday, May 3, 2012
7:00 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

The oldest and most unique of all the big cats in Africa, the cheetah is the fastest land mammal reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. But the cheetah is in a race for its future. Mankind has brought the cheetah to the edge of extinction. The wild population of these magnificent cats is thought to be less than 10,000 today. Based in Namibia, host to the largest population of wild cheetah, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) has worked for the last 20 years to save the cheetah. Dr. Laurie Marker, who is the world’s leading expert on cheetahs, sold everything she owned in 1990 and started CCF. Dr. Marker discussed non-lethal farming methods, CCF's award winning Bushblok and The Livestock Guarding Dog programs.

When Women Were Birds

Terry Tempest Williams Public Reading from "When Women Were Birds"
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
7:00 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

The first public reading from "When Women Were Birds" by Terry Tempest Williams, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux occurred on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in Filene Auditorium. A book signing followed the reading. The event was free and open to the public.