The current forecast for Friday, March 31, is for heavy rain and thunder storms throughout the day. If the forecast holds, CEES Service Learning Project 5 (trash clean up and garlic mustard removal at the Lilly ARBOR) will be rescheduled. It is also possible that Project 6 (Saturday April 1) will be affected as well…. Read more »
CEES Service Learning Project 3 (woody debris removal at Paul Ruster Park), originally scheduled for Friday, March 3, from 12:30pm-3:30pm, has been cancelled due to weather. Heavy rain and high winds will create adverse conditions counterproductive to a service event. Project 3 has been rescheduled to the planned rain date: Sunday, March 5, 9:30am-12:30pm.
Incorporating Sustainable Agriculture in the Classroom Are you interested in sustainable agriculture? Soil conservation? Water quality? Wondering how to incorporate these topics in your Environmental Science and/or Earth Science curriculum? Join us this summer to learn more about soil and water conservation and sustainable agriculture while earning 24 PD credits. CEES, in partnership with… Read more »
Service learning projects 3 and 4, scheduled for Friday and Saturday (October 15 and 16), have been rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions.
Wanted: Volunteer Butterfly Taggers. Science, Data, and Monarchs Await! The annual tagging of the Monarchs will take place on Saturday, September 11, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Monarch Sanctuary. Volunteers will meet at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, then walk to the tagging area. The Monarch Sanctuary is located on the east bank… Read more »
As Spring Segues into Summer, the Great Eastern Brood Arrives. In a typical year, an encounter with a cicada takes place during the hot, sultry days of July and August. Green-and-black above and startlingly white below, the arrival of these large, stout-bodied, green-eyed insects is inextricably linked with the dog days1 of summer, and the occasional chirring… Read more »
Environmental Stewardship Goes Virtual for Fall 2020. It is known: experiencing nature reduces stress. So how to provide a nature-rich experience under the current pandemic conditions? Given that social distancing is still in full force, the Center has opted to take service learning “virtual” this fall – but virtual in an immersive really-experiencing-nature sort of… Read more »
Community Science Alert !!! July 18-26 is National Moth Week Interested in participating in community science? Do you enjoy moths? This is the week for you!
Pollinator Crisis: National Pollinator Week was designed to draw attention to the importance of pollinators and the perils they face.
May 20th is World Bee Day! World Bee Day is recognized by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization for the purpose of promoting the health and welfare of these insect VIPs (very important pollinators), as well as educating about the threats that bees face.