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"Chicago State University Biological Society" » Chicago, Illinois
The Biology Society at Chicago State University, a minority institution, promotes awareness of issues, research, and careers in ecology through sponsorship of the Biology Seminar Series and Earth Day activities. We encourage underrepresented undergraduate students to pursue a career in ecology by providing a framework for gathering those students who share a common goal in pursuing ecology.
Plans for 2010-2011
The Biological Society plans to organize Earth Day/Arbor Day activities in April 2011.
Plans for 2009-2010
The Biological Society sponsored two weeks of Earth Week and Arbor Day celebrations April 19-April 30. These activities included Earth Week seminars on “Pollution & Fat” (Rovert Sargis, University of Chicago as invited speaker) and “Black in Green” (Naomi Davis, invited speaker), a demonstration of composting (Mike Siola, instructor), and activities centering on our campus’ Prairie Garden: a birdwalk (led by Prof. Bob LeSeur, Geography), installation of birdhouses (Mike Siola, Geography), tree planting (Prof. Karel Jacobs, Biology) and clean up in the Prairie Garden (Susan Kirt, Instructor, Brenda Boelter, graduate student, John Rossi & Chirag Thakkar, undergraduate students), The week also included an Environmental film series (The Cove and Crude, led by Prof. Eric Peters, Biology), a geo-caching activity (Profs. Tim Bell & Jason Biller), a solar cooking demonstration (Prof. Janet Halpin), a preview of a new aquaponics facility (Prof. Floyd Banks, Biology Department Chair), Urban Nature Activities for Kids (led by Shannell Bultler & Aleria Butler, undergraduates), and a Campus Nature art exhibit by CSU faculty and students.
- Dr. Timothy Bell
- Dr. Eric Peters