Secrest 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.
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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.
“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.”
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.
For April only, the 2nd Tuesdays Breakfast Club moves to a Wednesday, and a third Wednesday at that. Curt Meine (pictured), a senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation, presents “Cultivating Community: Bringing Ecology, Economics, and Ethics Together on the Land” from 7:15 to 9:15 a.m. April 17. Breakfast, as always, included. Registration and payment ahead of time required; details here. Meine serves as on-screen guide for the 2012 Emmy Award-winning Leopold documentary “Green Fire,” which gets a free screening at Ohio State the night before. The breakfast program is hosted by the Environmental Professionals Network. (Photo: Aldo Leopold Foundation.)
Aldo Leopold, the conservationist who wrote of seeing a “fierce green fire” dying in the eyes of a wolf he had shot and who changed his wildlife management views because of it, is featured in the School of Environment and Natural Resources’ next spring seminar. H. Lewis Ulman of Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences presents “Thinking Like an Environmental Citizen: The Evolution of Aldo Leopold’s Public Writing About Game Management” from 4 to 5:15 p.m. tomorrow (April 4). (Photo: Gray wolf by Gary Kramer, USFWS.)
Michigan Tech’s John Vucetich (pictured, right) comes down from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to present “Confronting the Ethical Dimension of Conservation and Sustainability” tomorrow (March 21) in the spring seminar series of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources. “I am a population biologist,” he writes in his faculty bio. “I spend most of my time studying the wolves and moose of Isle Royale. I am also interested in the philosophy and ethics of ecological and conservation science.” (Photo: Vucetich with former mentor and current colleague Rolf Peterson from Michigan Tech Magazine (scroll down).) Time and location. Free. All are welcome.
Call it Ohio’s showcase of conservation. A chance to hear 25 experts on 30 topics in just one place at just one time. The Gwynne Conservation Area, which is part of our Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London in central Ohio, has a full schedule of talks and demonstrations set for this year’s Farm Science Review, which runs from Sept. 18-20.