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Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI
April 2015 Newsletter
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CEES to Offer First-Ever Summer Service Learning Event at IUPUI for *High School* Students & Teachers!
CEES is excited to announce that we will be providing a FREE, on-campus environmental service learning experience to incoming junior and senior high school students and high school teachers on June 11 from 10-4!  This immersive, day-long event will provide students and teachers with the opportunity to engage in hands-on environmental restoration, take a science-focused campus tour, and meet IUPUI faculty, staff, and current students.

Please note that, in an effort to provide each participant with individual attention, registration is limited to the first 30 participants.
The deadline is May 22, so register early!  Click here for more information and to register!
CEES Makes a Splash at the Earth Day Indiana Festival
IUPUI senior and Communications Studies major, Jacki Renforth, wrote a fantastic news piece on CEES at the Earth Day Indiana Festival for her final project in one of her courses. 

Jackie interviewed CEES staff and interns to compile her article, and she was gracious enough to let us share it. Read Jacki's article here.
April Showers Bring Samples
for Edge of Field
Danielle Follette, CEES Staff, and Jacob Burch, CEES Undergraduate Intern, have become quite familiar with the agricultural landscape over the past few months as the April showers are providing valuable water samples for CEES' Edge of Field research project. This NRCS-funded project is one set of projects across the midwest that is examining the effectiveness of agricultural conservation practices.

After each rainfall, Danielle and Jacob head to Starkey Farms to retrieve water samples collected in field. These samples are brought back to CEES labs where they are filtered, processed, and forwarded to Dr. Pierre-Andre Jacinthe for further analysis. Water will be examined for amounts of nitrogen, phosphorous and other contaminants. Read more about the sample collection process and our Edge of Field project.
Environmental Undergraduate Internship:
Combining Theory with Practice
IUPUI undergraduate and Environmental Science major, Michael McCormick, has been interning with Don Miller and others at the Department of Public Works Land Stewardship Program. Michael has been focusing on restoring a pond built in the 1930s to prevent erosion and restore native vegetation.  Read more about Michael's internship here.
 
Spring Service Learning Comes to a Close
Thanks to the community partners, IUPUI faculty, and students who helped make this semester's environmental service learning program a success!

CEES service learning stats from this semester:
2 CEES staff
2 undergraduate service learning assistants (Keri and Lauren - you go, girls!)
3 students enrolled in CEES's service learning course, G199
4 community partners
9 separate projects
126 hours of staff service
172 IUPUI students participated
602 hours of student service
728 TOTAL HOURS OF SERVICE!
Satellite Data Provides Useful Information
on Stream Movement in Indiana
LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) Digital Elevation Models are providing useful insight into the historical and projected movement of streams in central Indiana. This information is being utilized to develop Indiana's Fluvial Hazard Mitigation program. Read more.
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