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EPA Grant

For the past two years, Dr. Brian Plankis and Dr. Pamela Martin have been working on elementary after school science clubs.  These science clubs are designed to increase science interest in younger students which could in turn have an effect on their college and career path choices.  

Lilly Arbor Project Update

Last week students, friends of CEES and concerned citizens gathered for a tour of the Lilly ARBOR project followed by a screening of Dam Nation hosted by the Student Sustainability Council.

Edge of Field Update

 

The edge of field project at Starkey Farm survived one of the wettest summers on record. During the months of June and July many samples were taken and brought back to the lab for analysis. Jacob and Danielle became very familiar with the site and were often visiting 4-5 times a week.  

Jeremy Webber, CEES Research Scientist, Elected to Indiana Water Monitoring Council Board of Directors

Jeremy Webber, CEES Research Scientist was elected to the Indiana Water Monitoring Council (InWMC) Board of Directors and will also serve as President of the Council for the next two years.  The mission of the InWMC is to maximize resources through improved communication, coordination, data sharing, and collaboration.  The InWMC is a state-wide

Bug Fest 2015

Jacob teaching

Bug Fest 2015 was a huge success! Everyone had a great time and came away with a better understanding of bats and their role in the ecosystem. We need bats to eat the bugs!

Meet Dr. Julia Angstmann: New Director of the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University

Dr. Julia Angstmann joined the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler in June of 2015, and she is incredibly excited about many of the ongoing programs as well as future endeavors!

INPAWS Annual Conference 2015

- Guest blog submitted by Jenny Nelson.  Jenny is a lecturer in the Earth Sciences department and CEES Faculty Partner.

Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society (INPAWS) members gather every November for a full day to engage in learning about native plants!

Partnership Insight: CEES Service Learning and DPW

CEES and Don Miller and Brenda Howard with Department of Public Works (DPW) - Land Stewardship have had a long standing partnership.  In fact, Don informs, “they’ve never had a longer term partnership with anybody.”  CEES Service Learning currently helps Don and Brenda mainly with the preventative maintenance of prior projects. 

CEES at Bug Fest

Friend of CEES, Jan Lesniak, has volunteered to host a station at this year’s annual Bug Fest focusing on bat education and conservation. Bug Fest is a self-described celebration of bugs taking place at Southeastway Park on August 30 from 1 – 5 p.m.  CEES is happy to help in this endeavor!

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