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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!

School Branch Update

In August we wrote that we were making significant progress on the Starkey Farms Edge of Field sampling, and the School Branch National Water Quality Initiative. Shortly after that post we identified some additional funding needs that slowed our progress.

Edge of Field Project Starting Soon

A new project is getting ready to start at CEES: Edge of Field.  Led by Dr.

The Indianapolis Prize

On Saturday, September 27, I had the privilege of attending the 2014 Indianapolis Prize Gala at the JW Marriott, which honored Dr. Patricia C. Wright, the 2014 Indianapolis Prize Winner.

Service Learning at Eagle Creek Park

On September 13, Indy Parks and our service learning team removed several invasive species from Eagle Creek Park. The two we found in most abundance were privet hedge and burning bush. Both were landscaping plants that escaped into natural habitats. These plants have the ability to colonize fast and quickly create a monoculture in an otherwise diverse woodland.

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