Cafe Scientifique

Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Image: 
Location: 
ECHO & St. Albans Free Library
City, State: 
Burlington & St. Albans, Vt.
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

Topic: Emerging Contaminants: Sex, drugs & vices that affect our waters.

Emerging contaminants are a group of compounds that have recently been identified in wastewater, streams and ground water but are not regulated. These compounds include pharmaceuticals and other compounds that can affect the normal functions of humans and animals. Join us in conversation with Patrick Phillips, Hydrologist, US Geological Survey, Troy, NY.

There are three ways to participate:

Attend the event in person at ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center. FREE Event for adults 21+. Light snacks and cash bar at 6.30 p.m., discussion begins at 7 p.m. Click here for more information or call 1-877-324-6386.

Log onto vpt.org/live at 7 p.m. to watch the presentation, chat with other Vermonters and ask questions of the presenter.

Go to the St. Albans Free Library, second floor meeting room, at 7 p.m. to watch a live video feed from ECHO and join the discussion.

Featured Event: 
Yes

OJ 604 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
604
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Wild Edibles
Body: 

Almost everyone is familiar with wild edibles, such as berries and fiddleheads, yet our region is home to dozens of species of wild edibles that are far more flavorful and nutritious than what you could buy in your local grocery store. These plants are nature’s organics and can be found right in your own backyard. So join us as we embark on a foraging adventures and learn to identify the delicacies founding Nature’s larder.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890817874?starttime=1192000&end=1575
Image: 
Order: 
3

OJ 604 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
604
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Duck Banding
Body: 

The first record of banding birds in North America dates back to 1803 when John James Audubon tied silver cords to the legs of phoebes. This allowed him to identify two of the nestlings when they returned the following year. It wasn’t until 1902 when the first scientific system of banding began in North America. In the early 1900’s concerns over the declining numbers of waterfowl, passenger pigeons and over harvesting of egrets for their plumes resulted in an international agreement to manage migratory birds. Over the past century banding data has been a critical tool used to manage waterfowl. Banding birds requires capturing them and when it comes to waterfowl the most effective method is the use of rocket netting.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890817874?starttime=611000&end=1191
Image: 
Order: 
5

OJ 604 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
604
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Wildlife Management Areas
Body: 

In 1919 the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department made their first purchase of wildlife habitat. This one thousand acres of wetlands established the Sandbar Waterfowl Refuge and was the precursor of today’s Wildlife Management Areas. Since that initial purchase the department now owns over 118,000 acres throughout Vermont as part of the states Wildlife Management Area program. Managing these diverse habitats for the benefit of both wildlife and human use is a logistical and budgetary challenge. A unique and energetic group of friends may be the solution to keep these Wildlife Management Area’s a thriving resource for all Vermonter’s to enjoy.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890817874?starttime=71000&end=609
Image: 
Order: 
1

OJ 605 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
605
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Wise on Weeds
Body: 

For centuries various plant species have been imported from other countries as ornamentals for various landscaping projects. They may look great when manicured by a landscaper but when these plants are spread into the wild they can become extremely invasive, out-competing native plants, increase erosion along stream banks, and provide less nutritious food and insufficient cover for wildlife. To help combat the spread and promote awareness of invasive plants the Nature Conservancy has developed a program to get us all “Wise on Weeds”

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890829155?starttime=1056000&end=1534
Image: 
Order: 
5

OJ 605 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
605
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Maidstone Lake Trout
Body: 

Maidstone Lake was created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin along the northern stretches of the Connecticut River. The deep cold water left behind as a result of the glacier melt is now ideal habitat for salmon, rainbow and lake trout. Like many of the Northeast Kingdom lakes, Maidstone’s fish population was managed through creel surveys to help establish regulations and stocking efforts to provide anglers with a quality fishing experience. In recent years the focus on Maidstone Lake has changed . With access to genetic analysis fisheries biologists are discovering that Maidstone may hold a species of fish that is a direct descendent of the first lake trout left behind by the receding glaciers.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890829155?starttime=563000&end=1052
Image: 
Order: 
2

OJ 605 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
605
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
The American Museum of Fly Fishing
Body: 

What do artist Winslow Homer, statesman Daniel Webster, author Ernest Hemmingway and baseball great Ted Williams have in common? They were all avid fishermen, who’s passion for the art of angling with a fly lives on today at the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, Vermont. From trout flies that were tied back when George Washington was President to Jimmy Carter’s favorite fishing tackle, the museum houses the world’s largest collection of rare, one of a kind fly fishing related objects. Which collectively document the evolution of fly-fishing in to the sport, craft, art form and industry that we know today. A visit to the museum is a great cure for cabin fever in the winter. And during the summer it can easily be combined with some fly fishing on the nearby Battenkill River.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
http://video.vpt.org/video/1890829155?starttime=80000&end=546
Image: 
Order: 
1

Nature Walk at Springweather Reserve

Date: 
Sunday, May 22, 2011 1:00 pm
Address: 
http://homepages.sover.net/~mwalsh/Ascutney_Mountain_Audubon_Society/Programs_and_Field_Trips.html
City, State: 
North Springfield, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Monthly Bird Monitoring at GMAC

Date: 
Saturday, May 14, 2011 8:00 am
Location: 
Green Mountain Audubon Center
Address: 
http://www.greenmountainaudubon.org/index.php?option=com_jevents&view=cat&task=cat.listevents&Itemid=39
City, State: 
Huntington, Vt.
Source: 
Nature Walks (only on OJ pg)
Featured Event: 
No

Headline Vermont - right

Series: 
Headline Vermont
Episode #: 
0
Zone: 
Generic Right
Body: 

About the Project


Purpose & Mission

The goal of the project is to examine the role of the newspaper industry in Vermont. This is achieved by the viewing of our documentary, "Headline Vermont" and through a statewide campaign to engage school students learning about local history and who are interested in journalism as a career.
 

People & Papers

Learn more about the people and the newspapers featured in this documentary
Learn More


The Producer

Daniel J. Lyons Daniel J. Lyons

Brattleboro, Vt.

A freelance television producer, director of photography and cinematographer.



Supported in part by:

The Windham Foundation

The Vermont Humanities Council


Vermont Public Television is holding free screenings in February, March and April in commemoration of Black History Month.

In connection with The Story of the Jews, WNET Education is launching an essay contest for high school aged students to examine how stories shape our identities.

Meet some extraordinary women in Vermont.

A new PBS site for America's booming 50+ population as they plan for a new life stage.

Lifelong Learning


PBS Kids
Tons of videos and games for children from PBS!

Educator Resources
Lesson plans, online courses, and videos for teachers and parents


VPT Weekly

Our weekly email newsletter highlighting upcoming shows and important station news.
Sign Up Today

Vermont Public Television

204 Ethan Allen Avenue
Colchester, VT 05446
(802) 655-4800
© 2014 Vermont Public Television
All Rights Reserved

Facebook Twitter YouTube LinkedIn Pinterest