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Service Learning at Fort Harrison State Park October 11, 2013

Circled Area is Delaware Picnic Area

On Friday, Oct. 11 the service learning team arrived once again at Fort Harrison State Park. In the previous blog, we talked about the methods employed to remove bush honeysuckle from the Delaware Picnic Area. The map at the top of the screen shows the area that has been the subject of what are now four service learning projects at Fort Harrison State Park.

Service Learning at Ritchey Woods Natural Area September 27

Researchers, interns and students gathered Friday September 27, to participate in service learning projects at Ritchey Woods Natural Area. Ritchey Woods is 130 acres of natural area near 96th Street. It is a current restoration project monitored by CEES. Projects lasted half a day with as many as 30 participants per project.

Rivers of the Anthropocene

On January 23-25, 2014, CEES is co-sponsoring an international and interdisciplinary three-day workshop / symposium in Indianapolis, IN. Scientists will convene at IUPUI from across the United States and Europe as part of Phase I of this interdisciplinary research project.

Watershed Model at the Regatta

IUPUI was home once again to the annual Regatta race on the Canal in downtown Indianapolis. As a part of the School of Science, the Center for Earth and Environmental Science was invited to be a part of the celebration and bring a demonstration for the attendees to enjoy. We naturally chose the most entertaining and interactive program in our arsenal: the watershed model.

Fall 2013 Service Learning at Fort Harrison Sept 6

Before Removal

The goal of this project was to remove invasive Japanese bush honeysuckle. The plant was first brought to America to help control erosion but soon became part of the problem. The plant is allelopathic which hinders growth from other plants within the bush’s understory.

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