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USDA Funds Research On Drought and Water Quality in Indiana

CEES research affiliate, Dr. Pierre-Andre Jacinthe (Associate Professor, Earth Sciences, IUPUI), recently received funding as lead-PI from the USDA to examine the impact of drought on water quality in Indiana.

Starkey Farms Update

CEES is starting the New Year in a big way! The edge of field (EOF) sampling infrastructure on the west side of School Branch was finished this afternoon. The east side should be finished by Friday. Instruments will be installed as soon as the infrastructure is complete. Our collective thanks to all the many agencies, groups, and individuals that have made this project possible.

CEES Visits Area High Schools

I had the fantastic opportunity to visit four area high schools in November and December and speak to over 335 students about a variety of environmental topics, including wildlife conservation, fossils as evidence for human evolution, and astrobiology.

Windshield Tour of Westside of Indianapolis

           On Friday, December 5th CEES assistant director Jessica Davis and I, went on a windshield tour of the Westside of Indianapolis with the goal of scouting out possible CEES service learning projects for next semester. The Westside of Indianapolis is made up of four neighborhoods: Haughville, We Care, Stringtown, and Hawthorne.

Service Learning at Sodalis Park

On Saturday, November 1st, IUPUI students rolled out of bed to start their weekend serving their community. The service learning activity took place at Sodalis Park, a 210 acre woodland forest home to roughly 150 Indiana bats, the species Myotis sodalis. At dusk, the Indiana bat leaves its roost to search for food.

Science & Education Majors Gaining Invaluable Experience

Many are familiar with the Discovering the Science of the Environment (DSE) mobile technology trailer that has been bringing educational programming to 4th through 9th grade students in central Indiana for several years.

CEES Intern Blog

It has been nearly three weeks since I became a part of the CEES Service Learning Program and I am gaining a better understanding of my duties as an intern.  Much of the past three weeks has been spent getting to know my colleagues, performing professional development tasks, and beginning to evaluate some details of past service learning events. 

Williams Creek at Marott Park and Nature Preserve

Williams Creek at Marott Park and Nature Preserve

The picture shows Williams Creek on November 24, 2014, after 1.8 - 3.0 inches of rain (the amount varied in the watershed) in less than 12 hours. The flow is just below bankfull, take a look at the still exposed point bar on the right side of the picture. This section of Williams Creek is another long-term CEES study site.

National Association of State Boards of Geology IUPUI Tour

IUPUI 2011 Aerial over LiDAR DEM

On November 14 geologists from the National Association of State Boards of Geology (ASBOG) visited Indianapolis to participate in a daylong field trip lead by Professional Geologist, Jim Nowacki.  The group consisted of faculty members from various universities around the country and they have been tasked with updating the Licensed Professional Geologists Examination.  In preparation for updati

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