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Over 250 Students Involved in CEES Service Learning Last Semester

This fall, over 250 undergraduate students participated in eight service learning projects to enhance six local natural areas and protect central Indiana water resources within the Upper White River Watershed.  With each project, students learn and experience how their efforts directly influence the local ecosystem, water resources, and larger ecosystems.

FEH Presentations

Our first scheduled FEH presentation this year is at the Ohio River Basin Alliance Spring 2013 Conference (March 26-27) in Louisville, KY. This is the FEH team's first appearance at this forum and we are pleased to be part of the conference.

Pleasant Run Update

The CEES team is preparing to survey new channel cross-sections for the Pleasant Run Stream Corridor Naturalization Project to monitor how the channel and floodplain are developing.  The record drought of 2012 played havoc with plans for vegetating the newly-formed floodplains at Pleasant Run Golf Course.

Spring 2013 Educational Outreach: Out and About

CEES eductional outreach staff members and Discovering the Science of the Environment's popular watershed model will be attending the Metropolitan School District of Pike Township's March 7 Math and Science Community Fair as well as the March 15 and 16 

Spring Service Learning to Begin in March

Our Spring 2013 service learning event dates have been set for March and April.

DSE Developing New Curriculum

Discovering the Science of the Environment staff are currently developing program extension kits that follow from DSE programs Ecosystem Investigation and Chemical Water Quality Assessment. The kit development and materials are funded by a Dow Promise grant, from Dow AgroSciences.

Comprehensive 3-year watershed baseline data collection project draws to a close

As a partnering organization with the Eagle Creek Watershed Alliance (ECWA), the IUPUI-Center for Earth and Environmental Science (CEES) has finished aiding in the completion of a second 319 grant as provided through the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

DSE Programming Wraps Up For Fall

With these unseasonably warmer than average temperatures, it’s hard to believe that the DSE Mobile Technology Trailer Programs have officially ended for the season!  In just 14 short weeks this fall, 1580 students in 62 classes received programs ranging from Pond Ecosystem Investigation to Woodland Soil Study to Wetland Chemical Water Quality Assessment.  For photos of the students' experiences

Geist Reservoir has an unwanted visitor that may never leave: the dreaded Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha)

Zebra mussels are very prolific breeders, with adult females producing anywhere from 30,000 to 1.6 million eggs per year. The zebra mussel is a filter feeder, with each adult capable of clearing the algae from a quart of water each day. A thousand zebra mussels can thus filter 250 gallons of water each day.

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