Posts Tagged ‘conservation’

London calling; or, come out of the cupboard, you frogs and squirrels

Gwynne conservation programs 2Farm Science Review is about conservation, too. Check out dozens of talks about natural resources — about ponds, trees, wildlife and more — in its 67-acre Gwynne Conservation Area. The big annual CFAES-sponsored event is Sept. 22-24 in London, Ohio.

National Geographic photographer to speak at Ohio State

Joel Sartore at a game preserve in South Africa.The Environmental Professionals Network hosts a special evening program on March 26, “Protecting Our Earth’s Biodiversity Through Images, Stories and Action,” featuring acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore. Check out some of his fantastic shots. Admission is free, but you have to sign up in advance. Find details and a link to online registration here. EPN is a service of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. (Photo:

Toward bluer big rivers

picture of blue river at sunriseCNN’s 2013 Hero of the Year, who works to clean up America’s major rivers one piece of trash at a time, will speak Feb. 24 at Ohio State. Chad Pregracke, founder of Living Lands & Waters, will headline February’s Breakfast Club program by the Environmental Professionals Network. Registration is free for the first 280 Ohio State students to sign up. (Photo: Missouri River, iStock.)

Get to the Gwynne

Farm Science Review focuses on new agricultural technology but also offers a big range of natural resource-related presentations at its Gwynne Conservation Area. Sponsored by CFAES, the event goes from Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. Schedule of Gwynne talks here (PDF). Review details here.

Today: In Ohio and the Himalayas, how communities are managing their natural resources

indian himalayas“Natural resource management agencies around the world are increasingly collaborating with local communities,” says the flier for the next seminar sponsored by CFAES’s School of Environment of Natural Resources. SENR’s Divya Gupta, a doctoral candidate, looks at two such cases in “Collaboration and Enforcement Mechanisms: Community-based Natural Resource Management in Ohio and the Indian Himalayas.” 4-5:30 p.m. today. Details.

Arbor Day celebration in Wooster Saturday

leaves and water for GBSecrest Arboretum, part of the Wooster campus of CFAES’s research arm, OARDC, is holding a free public Arbor Day celebration tomorrow, April 20. It features the naming of the campus as a Tree Campus USA (Ohio State becomes one of only six U.S. universities to have more than one campus so named; the Columbus campus earned it last year); the planting of oak trees in the arboretum, elsewhere on OARDC’s campus, and on the adjacent campus of the Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, which is also part of CFAES; a guided tree walk; the dedication of a new garden honoring the late OARDC scientist Ben Stinner; and more. Details here.

Keep it blooming: Earth Day cleanup in Olentangy wetland

olentangy wetland lily for GB

Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 20, in CFAES’s Wilma H. Schiermeier Olentangy River Wetland Research Park by helping plant nearly 400 donated trees and shrubs, yanking invasive species, and cleaning up the park and the nearby banks of the Olentangy. You’ll get dirty hands, wet feet, a good feeling, and a free lunch. More. (pdf). The Wetland of International Importance is part of our School of Environment and Natural Resources.

‘Green Fire’ update 2

Last night’s “Green Fire” screening was cancelled due to a suspicious package report in Ohio State’s Ohio Union. Environmental Professionals Network Coordinator David Hanselmann writes:

“I was with the speaker [“Green Fire” guide Curt Meine]. We were walking toward the entrance when the evacuation began. We stood in the rain on the far side of High Street until about 8:10 and decided to pack it in, not knowing when the building would re-open and if anyone would still be around to watch it.  Right now there are no plans to show it again, but we will consider that. For now, people can watch a slightly shortened version on WOSU TV Sunday [April 21] at 3 p.m.”

‘Green Fire’ update

We’ve gotten some questions about last night’s “Green Fire” screening. The location for the screening, the Ohio Union on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, was evacuated from about 6-7:30 p.m. so police could investigate an unattended backpack that was found to be harmless. What we’re trying to find out is whether the screening was just delayed or was cancelled altogether … and if it was cancelled, whether it will be rescheduled. If you have any details, drop us a line. Otherwise, we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

Aldo Leopold film ‘Green Fire’ to screen April 16 at Ohio State

green fire trailer 2Watch the trailer for “Green Fire” here (2:15). The Emmy Award-winning Aldo Leopold documentary shows at 7 p.m. April 16 at Ohio State as part of the campus’s Earth Week celebrations. A panel discussion including the film’s on-screen host, Curt Meine, follows.