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  • Call me WESP

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    kstepenu on Watershed, Education, Science and Policy Lab
    In Dutch, a wesp is a wasp or a yellow jacket, but here at the University of Vermont, WESP is an acronym for a lab – the Watershed, Education, Science and Policy Lab to be exact. Led by Dr. Kristine Stepenuck […]
    Posted last month.
  • Sustainability in Amsterdam

    Sustainability in Amsterdam
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Davor, Civil Engineering Major; Sophomore             After two extremely short weeks, our time in the Netherlands has finally come to an end, as we conclude our travels in Amsterdam. We spent our final d […]
    Posted June 14, 2019.
  • We made it to the North Sea!

    We made it to the North Sea!
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Helene, Math; Junior Learning about the Katwijk underground parking lot that is integrated into a sand dune (you can see a few entrances to it in the background). Photo by Kris. We made it to the North […]
    Posted June 08, 2019.
  • The United States Wears A Size 80 Shoe

    The United States Wears A Size 80 Shoe
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Jordan, Film and Television Studies; Junior The front entrance to the University of Twente. Source: University of Twente. Today we visited the University of Twente where we met with a handful of students […]
    Posted June 07, 2019.
  • Suits at the Greenhouses

    Suits at the Greenhouses
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Beck, Natural Resources: Ecology/ Green Building & Community Development; Senior After our second night in Rotterdam, I woke up from the bustling street located below the Stayokay hostel. It was a dreary […]
    Posted June 06, 2019.
  • Greenhouse Visit

    Greenhouse Visit
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    By Kelly, Environmental Studies; Sophomore Wageningen University and Research greenhouse. Photo by Kelly. This morning was chilly and rainy, but luckily we did not have to rush out of the cube hostel to […]
    Posted June 06, 2019.
  • Storm barriers

    Storm barriers
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Davor, Civil Engineering major; Sophomore Group selfie.             Today was the day we visited the largest self-operating robot in the world. Two computers operate the Maeslantkering storm surge barri […]
    Posted June 06, 2019.
  • Flood Defense in Hollandse Delta and Kinderdijk

    Flood Defense in Hollandse Delta and Kinderdijk
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Helene, Math major; Junior Today started with a presentation from Hans Waals who is the foreign affairs officer for the Hollandse Delta. This presentation was largely about the flood laws and defense […]
    Posted June 03, 2019.
  • Lazy Sunday

    Lazy Sunday
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Elizabeth, Environmental Science; Sophomore We started biking, pedaling toward the rising sun. The grass smelled fresh. Birds, or vogels in Dutch, were wide awake, their voices beckoned and echoed through […]
    Posted June 02, 2019.
  • Learning from Hugo

    Learning from Hugo
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Jordan, Film and Television Studies major; Junior ‘s Hetogenbosch on a Saturday morning in June. Photo by Jordan. We started out our morning by taking the train from Nijmegen to ‘s Hetogenbosch, which […]
    Posted June 02, 2019.
  • Our Day in Den Bosch

    Our Day in Den Bosch
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Allison, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology; Sophomore We started off the day by biking from Amrath Hotel Bevoir in Nijmegen to the local train station. In order to get everyone from Nijmegen to Hertogenbosch […]
    Posted June 01, 2019.
  • Reclaiming Land From the Sea

    Reclaiming Land From the Sea
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    By Alison, Wildlife and Fisheries Biology; Sophomore Initial point at which scouting for Flevoland began. Photo by Allison. This post relates to our adventures on 30 May: For today’s new adventure in t […]
    Posted June 01, 2019.
  • Room for the River Waal - Nijmegen

    Room for the River Waal - Nijmegen
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    By Kelly, Environmental Studies; Sophomore Bridge over the River Waal at the Room for the River project site. Photo by Kelly. Today our bike travels led us through the woods out of Apeldoorn and onto the […]
    Posted May 31, 2019.
  • Room for the River Project in Nijmegen

    Room for the River Project in Nijmegen
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    By Elizabeth, Environmental Science; Sophomore The River Waals in Nijmegen. Photo by Elizabeth. Imagine your home, the one in which your family has lived for generations, will be demolished so that a river […]
    Posted May 31, 2019.
  • Flevoland

    Flevoland
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    By Beck, Natural Resources: Ecology/ Green Building & Community Development Major; Senior After a much needed rest, we awoke in the Apollo hotel in Lelystad. We had a wonderful breakfast provided by the hotel […]
    Posted May 31, 2019.
  • Amersfoort Nutrient and Resource Factory

    Amersfoort Nutrient and Resource Factory
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    By Preston, Environmental Studies; Senior and course TA After a long day of biking yesterday, we wandered around the old part of Amersfoort, which was centered around the hof and contained within walls built […]
    Posted May 29, 2019.
  • The Gang's All Here

    The Gang's All Here
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    By Kris Stepenuck, course instructor All the students have arrived, and started to have the opportunity to observe and learn about life in the Netherlands. From buildings that tilt due to the unstable […]
    Posted May 28, 2019.
  • Last minute preparations...

    Last minute preparations...
    kstepenu on Netherlands 2018 and 2019
    As this year’s NR195 course nears, final preparations are underway. The bike company in Amsterdam is ensuring we have bikes to fit people of all sizes. The students are beginning to read about Dutch water […]
    Posted May 24, 2019.
  • First lesson learned

    First lesson learned
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    Sunday May 20, 2018 by Kris Stepenuck We made it! The three leaders, that is. We spent the day – which happens to be Carolyn’s birthday – visiting each site of the first half of the days of the travel […]
    Posted May 21, 2018.
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    kstepenu on Kris Stepenuck - University of Vermont
    Dr. Kristine (Kris) Stepenuck Extension Program Leader, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Extension Assistant Professor of Watershed Science, Policy and Education Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural […]
    Posted January 04, 2016.