Thinking Like A Watershed

Vermont Dance Alliance welcomes Vermont based watershed thinker and environmental educator Trevien Stanger to lead an engaging exploration of “Watershed Thinking”— an embodied model of experiencing place. By weaving together geography/topography, deep ecology, water ethics, and eco-spirituality, we will explore what it means to identify with, and participate in, the health of our home watersheds.  By reframing our understanding of place away from traditional units of towns and states, and instead welcoming a more fluid, watershed-defined description of place, we can learn to be better defenders, educators, and celebrants of the land-and-waterscapes that we call home. 

Trevien will also talk about his recent book project, “Our Basin of Relations,” and do some short readings from it. 45 minute presentation, 15 minute Q +A. Open to all. 

This workshop is being offered to help introduce the theme of water with choreography and dance, and to provide inspiration for our upcoming Traces 2021 outdoor dance festival, happening on June 12th in three locations simultaneously: Montpelier, White River Junction & Burlington.  As we move into our fifth annual Traces event, VDA has chosen the theme of water conservation. We believe that together we can make a difference in protecting the water in our communities.

May 12, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Trevien Stanger is an educator, environmental advocate, permaculture practitioner, and poet. Trevien designs and facilitates ecological restoration opportunities for students and faculty in both K-12 and college settings. These intensely local projects foster positive outcomes for students, the land, and the community, in turn helping schools establish sustainably beneficial relationships between people and the living landscape.

Online via Zoom

United States

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