On a bright and surprisingly warm Saturday morning, 19 intrepid adventurers gathered at the Arb Office at 6am to partake in the decade-long tradition of the Annual Arboretum Bird Count.
The line up.
Carleton Players and Semaphore Dancers Present Ancient Greek Tragic Trilogy, Oresteia, Carleton’s Empty Bowls Project 2012 to Raise Money for Northfield Food Shelf, and From Inspiration to Illumination: An Introduction to ‘The Saint John’s Bible’ Comes to Northfield
10:50 pm Security saved a fish from certain death when it jumped from the aquarium located in Hulings Hall. The flopping fish was placed back into the aquarium.
A study found that 9% of fish have amounts of plastics, which can contain toxins hazardous to wildlife. More astoundingly, The Great Pacific Garbage Patch has grown 100-fold in the last 40 years.
Some of the more interesting adaptations are involved in freshwater mussels’ methods of reproduction. Since long distance migration would be difficult for the average bivalve, mussels disperse their young in the presence of fish.
Art History Lecture Will Focus on Calligraphy and Asian Cinema, Faculty Recital to Feature Pianist Matthew McCright, and Library of Congress Expert to Speak at Carleton on Digitizing Materials.
A collaborative initiative between Custodial and the STAs which strives to reduce the number of plastic trash can liners, decrease contamination between the trash, composting, and recycling waste streams.
Last week, Arb Manager Matt Elbert found a rare Wood Turtle basking on a sandbar in the Lower Arb. These reclusive turtles are observed only once or twice each year in the Arb and are considered a “threatened” species in Minnesota
Anthropologist to Speak on Moral Crusades to Save Muslim Women, Carleton’s Ian G. Barbour Lecture Series Continues with a Presentation by Dr. Larry L. Rasmussen, and Carleton Presents Step It Up II: An Evening of Hip-Hop Dance Performance
Week of April 19-22, 2012
Earlier this year, a SOPE (Students Organized for the Protection of the Environment) proposal to purchase two drying racks for each floor in the dorms. The drying racks have been ordered and half of them should arrive soon and be ready for use in the next week.