Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI
July 2015 Newsletter
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Spotlight on Dr. Brian Plankis
Dr. Brian Plankis, faculty member of IUPUI's School of Education, is a major contributor to CEES' educational outreach programs - such as the Kenya Connection. 

Read more about what inspired Dr. Plankis to become involved in environmental education!
CEES Congratulates Elizabeth Johnson!
We are pleased to announce that Elizabeth Johnson, CEES' Education Outreach Coordinator, has been accepted into the Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellowship program.

To learn more about Elizabeth's incredible journey with CEES read here! 

Congratulations and Good Luck, Elizabeth!
CEES Engages in Cyanobacteria Research
CEES-IUPUI and others are collecting data to find correlations in the cyanobacteria presence and algal bloom growth specific to the summer months.  Ultimately, the goal is improvement in the understanding of these microscopic bacteria. Refining and increasing current research and education are key to better comprehension of cyanobacteria and their effects on wildlife and human health. 

Learn more about cyanobacteria research in this article by Kira Wiseman, a recent BSES graduate.
Update on Kenya Connection
For the past year, CEES’ educational outreach team has been working with a total of six schools in both Indianapolis and Eldoret, Kenya. Though the US schools are on their summer break, we still have seen some really great interactions and had some meaningful conversations.  Read here to learn about the summer and upcoming fall experiences!
Make Change Indy
A little cash poor these days?  Want to promote "Green" activities?  Check out the Make Change Indy Program!

It's a great way to both earn "currency" to spend at local businesses and do something green for your neighborhood and the Earth.
*The Make Change funds for the Near Eastside and Fountain Square neighborhoods expire on Nov. 1st.* 
Calendar of Events
Hosted by Great Fermentations
(Saturday, August 1st @ 2 locations)

Local beekeeper Mike Seib will be sharing his love of bees.
Free Event - Registration required (See location links below)
When: 12 - 1 pm        Where: 5127 East 65th Street Indianapolis, IN
When:   3 - 4 pm        Where: 7900 East US Highway 36 Avon, IN 

Slow Saunter
August 9th
Time: 1 pm
27700 Calhoun Road, Bristow, IN 47515
Visit the Siberia State Wild Area in Ferdinand State Forest!
(Photo: Siberia State Wild Area)


Transforming      Urban Neighborhoods

Celebration of Urban Sustainability

September 12, 2015
9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Paramount School & Brookside Park

Weekly Farm Stand at the CUE Farm at Butler University
Since 2010, the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) at Butler University, in partnership with Butler students, faculty and staff, have led the establishment of a campus farm. The CUE farm serves as an example of sustainable urban farming for Butler University and the Indianapolis community by teaching the interconnectedness of life, the importance of food security, and the methods of growing local, organic food. The CUE Farm sells produce to local restaurants, through a CSA program, and at a weekly farm stand.
Weekly farm stand hours:

Thursdays from 4-6pm

Location: South side of the Butler Athletic Fields

Produce changes depending on availability. Like the Facebook page for weekly updates on available produce:
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