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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

CEES Intern Blog: Hello From Lauren

 Hi my name is Lauren Sercer, I’m a senior Biology pre-professional major at IUPUI. I am a board member of the Pre-med club, in the process of finalizing the establishment of the 2014-2015 Physician Shadowing Program. Currently I am doing undergraduate research for my senior thesis class under Dr.

Fishback Creek

Fishback Creek at Starling Nature Sanctuary

We had the pleasure of resurveying a portion of Fishback Creek this week. A cross-section was surveyed and the bedload sediment was sampled as part of a field exercise in fluvial sediment transport being conducted by Dr Kathy Licht’s G334 SedStrat class. This is the 3rd time this reach of Fishback Creek has been assessed in the last 10 years.

Service Learning: Holliday Park

Service learning on October 24th took place at Holliday Park on the north side of Indianapolis.  This project was done in conjunction with Don Miller, Land Stewardship Manager for Indy Parks.

IUPUI Sustainability Day

Sustainability Day at IUPUI, part of the Campus Sustainability Day movement, was held October 22 at Campus Center.  Campus Sustainability Day is a nationally-celebrated tradition since October 2003, and it is held annually on the 4th Wednesday of October at colleges and universities across the United States.

Fall Service Learning Underway

This semester we have scheduled thirteen projects which will serve up to 350 students. We have six sites of interest in and around Marion County. Eagle Creek, Marott Park, and Southeastway Park have alredy taken place with a great turnout!

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