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Rivers of the Anthropocene

On January 23-25, 2014, CEES is co-sponsoring an international and interdisciplinary three-day workshop / symposium in Indianapolis, IN. Scientists will convene at IUPUI from across the United States and Europe as part of Phase I of this interdisciplinary research project.

Watershed Model at the Regatta

IUPUI was home once again to the annual Regatta race on the Canal in downtown Indianapolis. As a part of the School of Science, the Center for Earth and Environmental Science was invited to be a part of the celebration and bring a demonstration for the attendees to enjoy. We naturally chose the most entertaining and interactive program in our arsenal: the watershed model.

Fall 2013 Service Learning at Fort Harrison Sept 6

Before Removal

The goal of this project was to remove invasive Japanese bush honeysuckle. The plant was first brought to America to help control erosion but soon became part of the problem. The plant is allelopathic which hinders growth from other plants within the bush’s understory.

Discovering the Science of the Environment at Felege Hiywot

Percoltion tests determine infiltration rates

Every summer, many children are looking for ways to fill their time.  At Felege Hiywot Center, the children are offered a unique opportunity to spend that time learning about science, gardening and community.  Felege Hiywot is an Ethiopian cultural center in the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood that offers after school programs as well as a week long summer camp teaching STEM in the garden.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Greens with shed in background

The Englewood garden is growing magnificently! If you haven't already, head over to Rural and Washington to see for yourself.

Community members gather on Monday evenings to tend the veggies and enjoy each other's company.  Often there are music, crafts, and early harvests being enjoyed.

ASFPM Conference

The Indiana FEH team recently participated in a special group presention on fluvial hazards at the 2013 Annual Convention of the Association of State Floodplain Managers (AFSPM) in Hartford, CT. For the first time, three states, Indiana, Vermont, and Washington, discussed their states approach to fluvial hazard mitigation at a national conference.

Eagle Creek Reservoir Treatment

Due to elevated concentrations of taste-and-odor compounds these past two weeks in the raw water, the local water company has decided to treat Eagle Creek Reservoir with an algaecide today in order to remove Cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) that are responsible of the smelly water.

River Assessment

I am back from the National Conservation Training Center (NCTC) in Shepherdstown, WV. I went there to participate in a Rosgen Level III shortcourse on river assessment and monitoring. The course is hosted at the NCTC by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).

CEES Clothing Drive

The CEES clothing drive ended Monday. Over 400 pounds of gently used clothing was collected from donation boxes placed at various sites around IUPUI's campus!

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