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Archive for May, 2009

Arboriculture & Community Forestry Program Held 3rd Annual UMass Student Tree Climbing Competition

Posted: May 22nd, 2009

On Saturday May 9th, 12 climbers, 8 judges, and a brave crowd of spectators spent a somewhat rainy day at the 3rd Annual UMass Student Tree Climbing Competition. Dan Cohen, a senior urban forestry major, organized the competition this year, with help from Dan Watkins and Dave Welch, who designed the t-shirts. As usual, the […]

Graduate Student, David Stormer, Mentors High School Student in Juvenile Bluefish Project

Posted: May 14th, 2009

Graduate Student, David Stormer, will be mentoring a high school senior, Cassie Raker, this summer. Cassie is a senior at Amherst high school and intends on studing marine science in the fall. David and Cassie applied for a $3,000 American Fisheries Society (AFS) Hutton Junior Fisheries Biology Scholarship. David and Cassie will be working on the Hudson River […]

Assistant Professor, Simi Hoque, Helps Train Youth for a Green Energy-Efficient Economy

Posted: May 12th, 2009

Low-Income Youth Are Training for Green Jobs with Help from UMass Amherst and Youth Build-Holyoke April 28, 2009 Contact: Janet Lathrop 413/545-0444 AMHERST, Mass. – A dozen young people now working toward their general educational development (GED) certificates in Holyoke are also gaining significant job skills for the green, energy-efficiency economy, thanks to community outreach […]

Current and Former Aboriculture Students Place Top Honors

Posted: May 7th, 2009

On Saturday 2 May, 38 tree climbers competed in the New England Regional Tree Climbing competition at Look Park, in Northampton. Of the 38 climbers, 13 were current or former students in the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation. The  women’s champion was Marcy Gladdys, a graduate from 2007, […]