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    GreenSpace

    Introducing the new Sustainability website! Sustainability at Carleton is proud to present our new website, located at apps.carleton.edu/sustainability.

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    ArbNotes

    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.

  • At this year's Spring Concert, there was no shortage of muddy feet and muddy faces.

    Spring Concert Schedule

    The line up.

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    News Briefs

    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

  • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

    Security Blotter

    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.

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    What Happens to my Garbage?

    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.

  • river mussels

    ArbNotes

    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.

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    NewsBriefs

    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.

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    GreenSpace

    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.

  • wood turtles

    ArbNotes

    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

  • Officer Holicky and Officer Bushey, Security Services

    Security Blotter

    Week of April 19-22, 2012

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    ArbNotes

    Mreakkk mreakkk. If you wander near Kettle Hole Marsh, it is nearly impossible to avoid the enveloping the racket of the chorus frogs. The western chorus frog is the smallest frog species in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know that from their boisterous noise-making!