Green Mountain College faculty and students welcomed Melissa Everett and Robin Wall Kimmerer as its fall's scholars in residence for the college's graduate degree programs. Both gave public lectures during their time in Poultney.
Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of "Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses", is the 2010 Scholar in Residence for the college's Master of Science in Environmental Studies Degree Program. She has taught at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry since 1993, and is the director of the newly established Center for Native Peoples and the Environment at ESF.
Kimmerer hosted several public presentations on campus Sept. 9 including "Gathering Moss: Lessons from the Small and Green" in Ackley Hall and "Reciprocity and Restoration: Healing Land and Our Relationships to Place" in the Gorge (Withey Hall).
Melissa Everett will appear as the 2010 MBA scholar in residence. Everett is an author, columnist and career counselor in private practice in Kingston, N.Y. Her most recent book, "Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence". She hosts a public presentation Friday, Sept. 17 titled "Making a Living While Making a Difference: Conscious Careers for an Era of Interdependence" in the Gorge from 9-10:15 a.m.