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Center for Earth and Environmental Science at IUPUI
January 2015 Newsletter
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Amazing Turnout for Dr. Ryan McEwan's Presentation
A hearty THANK YOU to everyone who attended Dr. Ryan McEwan's presentation on Monday, Jan 26th. We had over 75 people in attendance, and there was standing room only!  Dr. McEwan was impressed by the turnout and audience questions. To learn more about the work of the McEwan Lab, visit their website. You can also read a recap of his presentation below.
Amur Honeysuckle: A Recap & Why We Care
Did you miss Dr. McEwan's presentation on Amur Honeysuckle? We've compiled a recap of his talk, along with the reasons why CEES service learning spends so much time removing this invasive species. Catch up here.
Fluvial Erosion Hazard Mitigation Program
Phase 3 of the Indiana Silver Jackets, Fluvial Erosion Hazard (FEH) Mitigation Program is underway.  In this phase, the FEH team will focus on how to best mitigate the fluvial erosion hazard in areas where avoidance is not an option, and evaluate best methods for protecting structures and infrastructure, while striving to minimize impacts on the stream system.  Learn more about the FEH program here.
 Education Outreach by School of Science Students
Windows on Science (WOS) is a freshmen science course in which science majors learn more about potential career paths in science, develop the skills and habits of a successful science student, and participate in service in the Indianapolis community. 

Students in Dr. Tamiko Porter's (pictured left) WOS course had the opportunity to deliver science programming to 3rd-6th grade students in two high-need Indianapolis Public Schools. For many WOS students, this was their first experience working with children and teaching. Read more about their outreach experiences here.
New Partnership:
Marian University Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab
CEES is excited to partner with the Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian University to host a spring service learning event this semester. Like our Discovering the Science of the Environment program, the EcoLab plays host to a a variety of K12 environmental education opportunities. Read more about the EcoLab and our partnership here.
Spring Service Learning - Join Us!
Environmental service learning projects are planned for spring! Want to participate? Read more about the events. Registration opened Feb 1.

March 28 - Sodalis Nature Park
April 3 - ISM Turner Gardens
April 17 - Marian University EcoLab
April 24 - Holliday Park
April 25 - Spades Park
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