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Imagine a school where the cool kids are the chess team. Welcome to I.S. 318. “Brooklyn Castle” tells the stories of five members of the chess team at a below-the-poverty-line inner city junior high school that has won more national championships than any other in the country. The film follows the challenges these kids face in their personal lives — and on the chessboard — and is as much about the sting of their losses as it is about anticipation of their victories. By Katie Dellamaggiore.
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Vermont Public Television is holding free screenings in February, March and April in commemoration of Black History Month.
Since 1979 volunteers have been keeping tabs on bald eagles as part of Vermont Audubon’s annual winter bald eagle survey. To learn more about the important role of citizen science in the state we went out with a group of volunteers during the 2014 bald eagle survey.
For more than 30 years Bob Klein was the director of the Vermont Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. From the Little Otter Creek Wildlife Management Area in Ferrisburg to Victory Bog in the Northeast Kingdom, the Conservancy has helped protect an array of natural areas and unique habitats critical to threatened and endangered species. Bob shares some of his thoughts about conservation as we paddle the waters of Little Otter Creek.
It wasn't that long ago that sighting in your rifle or practicing you wing shooting skills was as simple as heading to your back yard or the nearest sand pit. For much of Vermont those days are over. Because of this the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is expanding their efforts to provide hunters and shooting sport enthusiasts with safe and environmentally responsible places to shoot.
At an open meeting of the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee presented its findings on the CPB matter and recommended certain open meeting compliance measures, which the Board subsequently adopted. During the meeting, the Committee distributed a short summary of the Committee's review and findings, as well as a complete list of past meetings held in closed session.
SacredHunter.org is a nonprofit organization and traditions outdoor mentoring dot org is a part of that organization that mentors young men. Through traditional outdoor activities like hunting, fishing and foraging, Traditions Outdoor Mentoring strives to teach respect, empathy, and accountability, along with a deeper understanding of nature, to each teenage enrolled in the program.
Wenlock Wildlife Management Area is one of the real special Wildlife Management Areas that is owned by Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. About one-half of the nearly 2,000-acre WMA is considered deer wintering habitat and is part of the 15,000-acre Nulhegan wintering area. One of the most popular attractions at Wenlock is less than a half-mile from a parking area on South America Pond Road. A short trail through the forest leads to a 30-acre opening, where a boardwalk across a soggy peat mat leads visitors to Moose Bog.