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Bob Barr on NPR

On April 9th, National Public Radio hosted an insightful discussion on water quality in Indiana, featuring guests Bruno Piggott of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Kim Ferraro from the Hoosier Environmental Council, and Bob Barr, our very own IUPUI research scientist!

Service Learning Event at Oliver's Woods, Friday, March 15th

We had lots of fun Friday, March 15th removing invasive honeysuckle at Oliver's Woods, a Central Indiana Land Trust property located just east of the Keystone Fashion Mall along the White River!  The chilly Friday morning did not keep us from working in teams to clear the plants from what will eventually be a prairie of native grasses and wildflowers.  These new plants will be a good source of

FEH News

In collaboration with the continuing professional education program for the Indiana Association of Realtors, the FEH Team and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Water, is developing a 3-hour continuing education course for Realtors on flood hazards. The course will be designed to be delivered around the state by Association's staff educators, and as an online course.

Communications Intern


My name is Whitney Dyer, and I am the new Communications Intern for CEES. I look forward to working with the Center to bring environmental stewardship to as many people as possible!

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Indiana Going Green Festival, March 15 and 16

CEES staff Robert Lugg, Elizabeth Johnson, and Austin Taylor, and GK-12 fellow Jess Adamic spent this past weekend working together with Indiana State Museum Going Green Festival attendees to understand how water, sediment, and pollution moves through our watersheds!

Englewood CDC is partnering with CEES to start a community garden

Service Learning participants will help prepare a vacant lot on Indy’s near eastside for the creation of a thriving fruit and vegetable garden.  The service-learning event associated with the project is one work day when we will be performing site clean up and laying out garden beds.

March 7, M.S.D. of Pike Township Math and Science Community Fair

    “What is a watershed?” K-12 students discovered the answer to this question and more while attending CEES’ booth at last Thursday’s M.S.D. of Pike Township Math and Science Community Fair.  CEES interns Robert Lugg and Scott Davidson assisted more than 50 students over the span of two hours construct their own watershed model.


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