Student farmers Ellie Youngblood ’14 and Tori Ostenso ’15 started off this year’s growing season in the spring with some seedling trays, the cold frames and hoop house – and many, many seeds.
Though restoring habitat is a long-term project requiring many decades of hard work, there are already good indications that some of the Arb’s restorations are beginning to take shape.
Acclaimed Author, Filmmaker, and Science Advocate to Speak, and D4D training to be held at Carleton this Saturday
Wednesday, Sept. 19
11:00 pm A drive-by egging was reported near Davis Hall. One egg. It’s a tough economy.
When I first came to Carleton, I was really excited about the Arb because it was so much bigger and closer than nature preserves that I had visited in Chicago. I went out in the Arb to look for birds at least once a week, and often more.
The 2011-12 school year has been a great year for Carleton sustainability. In addition to continuing past initiatives, new major projects were implemented and we even gained recognition for our efforts. Here’s a brief recap of the major events this year.
Introducing the new Sustainability website! Sustainability at Carleton is proud to present our new website, located at apps.carleton.edu/sustainability.
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.