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The World's Water

USGS Global Water

More excellent water science from the USGS:

School Branch Watershed

Starkey Farms 2011

CEES is continuing to build on more than 10 years of research in the Eagle Creek Watershed by entering into an innovative collaboration between a federal agency, a state University, and a family farm.

Benchmark at Walt Disney World

I stumbled across this benchmark today while on vacation at Walt Disney World.  Suddenly I want to do some surveying!

Great Flood of 1913

Be sure to see the exhibit at the Indiana Historical Society "A City Underwater" for a fascinating look at the impact of the Flood of 1913 on Indianapolis.

Fall 2013 FEH Workshops

The Fall 2013 FEH workshops are currently underway. The workshops are filled, but please see the Indiana FEH Program website ( for course materials and information.

Service Learning at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve October 26

A close-up of our culprit

On October 26, the CEES service learning team re-visited Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve. It was a cold and cloudy day but still many gathered to clear the invasive bush honeysuckle from the area fronting the main drive into the park. The north side of the lane was wooded while the south side lead to a wide open grassland.

Partners in Environment (PIE) Day October 25, 2013 at Cold Spring School

Cold Spring is an Environmental Magnet School within IPS. Every year, students complete projects and attend special workshops completely focused on the environment. This year, the Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) was pleased to be able to take part in this year’s festivities.

Service Learning at Fort Harrison State Park October 11, 2013

Circled Area is Delaware Picnic Area

On Friday, Oct. 11 the service learning team arrived once again at Fort Harrison State Park. In the previous blog, we talked about the methods employed to remove bush honeysuckle from the Delaware Picnic Area. The map at the top of the screen shows the area that has been the subject of what are now four service learning projects at Fort Harrison State Park.

Service Learning at Ritchey Woods Natural Area September 27

Researchers, interns and students gathered Friday September 27, to participate in service learning projects at Ritchey Woods Natural Area. Ritchey Woods is 130 acres of natural area near 96th Street. It is a current restoration project monitored by CEES. Projects lasted half a day with as many as 30 participants per project.


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