"Students Promoting an Environmentally Aware Campus" » Denton, Texas
Please welcome one of the newest members of the SEEDS Family: Dillard University!
Our mission is to bring a diverse group of students together to promote awareness of native North Texas habitats as well as educate the public about conservation methods. We will strive to take part in and promote sustainable activity on and around campus and encourage members to explore research opportunities relating to ecology.
Plans for 2010-2011
Our first year will focus on member growth and campus recognition. We have some information sessions planned that will focus on professional development issues, such as how to submit abstracts and build a scientific poster. We are also planning on hosting a formal meet and greet with the philosophy department to reach out to its students and staff. A campus demonstration booth with our own home-made stew of plastic soup (recreating samples from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch) is planned to present ourselves to the student body and bring in members to participate in other activities. The city of Denton has several “Trash Days” throughout the year that we hope to participate in, as well as emulate. We will be assisting other groups on campus with preexisting projects, including a proposed University “native space” featuring plant species Native to North Texas. There is an environmental education program on campus for K-6th grade called Elm Fork, and we will be inquiring as to any assistance they may require from our chapter. We will also be distributing flyers and installing suggestion boxes available to the student body. We are very excited about the upcoming year!
- Dr. Christopher Anderson