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"Enviro Club" » Sarasota, Florida
The purpose of the New College of Florida Ecology Chapter is to provide a gateway to information about ecology within and outside New College of Florida, to create educational opportunities, to participate with other local groups and to foster interaction between New College of Florida students and ecologists outside through community outreach.
Plans for 2008-2009
- Next year, we hope to continue the Amazon expedition which is very popular with introductory ecology students; send at least 4 students to the ESA meeting with an ecology research poster; continue our local ecology education outreach with at least 10 students participating; and continue to work on canopy ecology and conservation both locally and nationally (we hope to help TREE Foundation with a fund-raiser to build a kids’ tree house)
Activities of 2007-2008
- For this year, SEEDS accomplished the following at New College:
- ecology education outreach to over 50,000 families, students and citizens by working on our canopy ecology ISE exhibit at the local Book Festival in November and Arts Day Festival in January
- Volunteerism of approximately 12 students for at least 10 hours in local middle school science classes
- A special tardigrade curriculum (developed by our leader, Charissa Jones) that was featured in elementary school science classrooms and field trips (for a video of this activity, see www.treefoundation.org which funded this project to go on their web site and also funded the microscopes).
- field ecology research in the Amazon with our advisor, Dr. Lowman, and funding for approx. 4 students (of 21) who attended
- Meg Lowman
- Elzie McCord