Eddy Lecture Series: Vermont’s Changing Climate

Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux

March 18, 2021| Categories: Programs and Events, What's Happening

Join us for a series of virtual presentations, discussions, and opportunities to delve into the science of Vermont’s climate. How is it changing, and how are these changes experienced by Vermonters? How are our natural communities impacted, and what can we do to make the biggest difference? We invite families and adults to participate, share your observations, and get involved. This series is possible thanks to the generous support of the William Eddy Lecture Series.

April 21 at 7:00 PM: Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux
Climate Science for Everybody: What does Climate Change Mean for Vermonters?
Vermont State Climatologist and UVM professor draws on her career in climatology to explore what climate change means for Vermont and Vermonters. We encourage participants to bring their questions and stories about climate change. Streaming on Zoom. Pre-register here.

May 5 at 7:00 PM: Exploring the Science of Vermont’s Climate: A Panel Discussion
Engage with experts in the fields of meteorology, climatology, and ecology for an interactive conversation about how we gather climate data, identify trends, observe effects, and plan for the future. Streaming on Zoom, Facebook Live, and YouTube.
Panel participants:

Dr. Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux – Vermont State Climatologist

Dr. Janel Hanrahan – Chair of Atmospheric Sciences at NVU

Dr. Ryan Rebozo – Director of Conservation Science at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies

Steve Maleski – Meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum

Moderated by Jane Lindholm, host of Vermont Edition and creator of the But Why? podcast on VPR

Late May (ongoing): Planting Trees for Community Resilience
Want to get involved? You can mitigate climate change by planting a tree. We will be creating a series of short videos (posted to our website, YouTube, and Facebook) where we talk with local experts about the importance of trees for carbon sequestration, riparian stabilization, and creating wildlife habitat. The Museum will plant a tree in our front yard, and we encourage you to plant a tree as well! Museum members will receive a discount on select trees at local nurseries.

The William Eddy Lecture Series was established in 2010 by Bill and Pam Eddy to challenge the ways we think about our place in the world by bringing nationally-known speakers to Vermont. Themes for this series have focused on creativity, communication, society and natural history. Each presentation has sparked discussion, reflection and a chance to re-imagine our habits of thinking.

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