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OJ 408 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
408
Zone: 
Segments
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Fish and Wildlife Management for Educators
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Usually Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury is filled with kids ages 12 to 14 getting hands-on experience in things such as fishery and wildlife management, hunter firearms safety, fishing techniques and wetland investigation. But for one week in July, it's the teachers who are at camp learning. It's a program called "Wildlife Management for Educators." For one week, teachers learn firsthand about fish and wildlife management issues, ecology, conservation and forestry. Combining classroom studies and field trips into the woods, wetlands, lakes and streams of Vermont, the aim of the program is to infuse fish and wildlife conservation messages into teachers' classroom curricula. In this segment, Outdoor Journal spends a day with a group of teachers as they venture into forests and streams to measure fish populations, examine insects, visit deer wintering yards and collect various plant and animal specimens.

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OJ 408 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
408
Zone: 
Segments
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Telemark Skiing
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Telemarking is a graceful sport. It's not as rigid as regular alpine skiing; there's a freedom in Telemarking that you don't find with hard boots and stiff bindings. It's not about speed, though you can go fast if you want to. And you can do it anywhere. It doesn't require a groomed mountain or a lift — you can hike up into the backcountry, strap on your skis and go. Because Telemarking incorporates different types of turns, it allows you to tackle a variety of diverse terrain. It's easier in the bumps. It's easier in the trees to turn. And there's no right or wrong. There are a variety of techniques you can adapt to fit your style. The first thing you notice about a Telemark skier is that they appear to kneel as they ski. This is due to the fact that the heel is free and not locked into the boot, much like it is in cross-country skiing. This kneeling position gives the skier more stability and contributes to the turns. If you look at ski jumpers in the Olympics, you'll notice that they finish in the Telemark drop. That's because it's so stable. With a more flexible boot, the turn actually strengthens and there is less pressure on the knee. Also, because the shins aren't straining against a boot, there is more comfort. Telemark skis are side cut, which helps to increase their turning ability. This allows the skier to bend more, move more and participate in the run, interact more with the terrain. Telemarking becomes a personal expression of how you move. And it's addictive. Dick Hall is the founder of the North American Telemark Organization (NATO). He calls Telemark skiing "pure physical pleasure." Dick says, "I've met thousands who used to alpine, but never one who used to Telemark." In this segment, host Marianne Eaton joins Dick Hall for a Telemark lesson. Then we visit the 30th Annual NATO Telemark Festival in Mad River Glen.

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Dine & Discuss The Lesser Known Works Of Louisa May Alcott

Date: 
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct., Vt.
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The Brownell Library in Essex Jct., Vt., has received a grant to develop screenings, lectures and other activities related to the American Masters program Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women.’

Dine & Discuss @ Brownell Library in Essex Junction on Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 6:15-8 p.m., features The Lesser Known Works of Louisa May Alcott:  Naughty and Naughtier.  Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont, animates the discussion of Transcendental Wild Oats (1873), Alcott’s satire of life in a utopian community based on her childhood experience, and “Behind a Mask: or, a Woman’s Story,” (1866), a so-called “blood and thunder” tale, published under her pseudonym A.M. Barnard.  Copies are available at the library or on-line:  Participants are asked to bring a pot-luck dish inspired by the texts.  Space is limited; RSVP 802-878-6955. 

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events, contact the Brownell Library via email, phone (802) 878-6955 or visit the library's website.

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind 'Little Women,' a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library.  Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation. 

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VTW - Governor Shumlin Press Conference

Series: 
Vermont This Week
Episode #: 
2930
Zone: 
Open Area
Header: 
Governor Shumlin Press Conference 4/29/2011
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Screening of "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women"

Date: 
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: 
Brownell Library
Address: 
6 Lincoln Street
City, State: 
Essex Jct, Vt.
Phone: 
802-878-6955
Source: 
VPT sponsored
Description: 

The Brownell Library in Essex Jct., Vt., has received a grant to develop screenings, lectures and other activities related to the American Masters program "Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind ‘Little Women.’" 

On Wednesday, May 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Brownell Library features Louisa May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women, the documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, followed by a discussion led by Mary Lou Kete, Associate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Vermont.

All programs are free and open to the public. For more information about this and other events, contact the Brownell Library via email, phone 802-878-6955 or visit the library's website.

Louisa May Alcott:  The Woman Behind Little Women, a documentary film co-produced by Nancy Porter Productions, Inc. and Thirteen/WNET New York’s American Masters, and a biography of the same name written by Harriet Reisen.  Louisa May Alcott programs in libraries are sponsored by the American Library Association Public Programs Office with the support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Vermont Public Television and Vermont Humanities Council are in concert with Brownell Library.  Brownell Library is also grateful for the support of Friends of Brownell Library and The Brownell Library Foundation. 

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OJ 501 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
501
Zone: 
Segments
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Sailing
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Lake Champlain, stretching 121 miles in length, is the sixth largest lake in the U.S. The rugged shoreline, rocky outcroppings and ever changing winds challenge sailors of all abilities. One of the oldest sailing clubs in the country, Lake Champlain Yacht Club in Shelburne, Vermont, has offered sailing instruction and hosted weekly races on Lake Champlain for 118 years. Join host Marianne Eaton as she "gets her sea legs" and experiences why sailing has captivated people for centuries.

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OJ 501 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
501
Zone: 
Segments
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Bow Fishing
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From trolling for trout and salmon to jigging for pan fish, Lake Champlain has something to offer to just about any angler. However, one of the big lake's most unique fishing opportunities is experienced by few fishermen — bow fishing for carp, bowfin and long nose gar. These prehistoric fish are seldom caught by anglers, but may be taken year round with a bow and arrow. On calm sunny days, they can be found swimming in shallow shore waters where they provide bow fishermen with exciting and sometimes non-stop action. It's part fishing, part hunting and a great way for bow hunters to keep their shooting skills sharp during the long off-season. Host Lawrence Pyne joins longtime bow fishermen Steve and Mike Beyor on the shallow waters of Missisquoi Bay for an exciting day of bow fishing..

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Extra Info: 
  • Captain Gil Gagner
  • Martin's General Store
  • Highgate Springs, VT
  • 868-4459

OJ 502 Seg 3

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
502
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Geocaching
Body: 

In today's world of high technology, we don't often dream up images of perilous treasure hunts leading to buried riches. But in fact, it is the availability of computer technology that has led to a new breed of treasure seekers, geocachers. With only a personal computer, anyone can retrieve clues and the global positioning coordinates to millions of "treasure" sites all over the world. Curious? Join us as we set off on this adventure of geocaching and discover its real value is not just the treasure hidden at the end of the trail.

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OJ 502 Seg 2

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
502
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Wildlife Habitat
Body: 

As a landowner, there's nothing more satisfying than to see deer, turkey and other wildlife using your property. But as more and more land is lost to development, the importance of managing habitat for wildlife is increasing. With the help of representatives from Wildlife Habitat Consultants, as well as state and federal wildlife biologists, the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has sponsored workshops to educate landowners on the benefits of habitat improvements.

Cove Link (DEPRECATED): 
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OJ 502 Seg 1

Series: 
Outdoor Journal
Episode #: 
502
Zone: 
Segments
Header: 
Fishing the Upper Connecticut River
Body: 

When it comes to trout fishing, the upper Connecticut River is a cut above. As it winds its way south between the rugged mountains of northern New Hampshire and northeastern Vermont, New England's longest river offers miles of lightly fished water home to brook, brown and rainbow trout. And the scenic beauty is almost as good as the fishing. The best way to experience this water is to float the river, as we discovered when we hooked up with the oldest drift boat guide services in the North Country for a wonderful afternoon of trout fishing on the upper Connecticut River.

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