Here is your March update…
1) The annual Charity Ball will be held Saturday March 14th, 2015 at the Tannery Event Center, tickets will be on sale starting Friday until March 13th. $15/ticket. This year we will be supporting the Grand River Conservation Authority. Thanks to all who voted on our Facebook page! The poster is attached.
2) Upcoming Brown Bag: Dr. Jennifer Dean is helping us organize the next Brown Bag and more details will be available soon. We’ll send out another email once we know the details!
3) Thesis Onesies – Climate change and invasive species: Monday March 9th, 2:30 p.m. in DC-1304
Join us for a rousing round of Thesis Onesies. Students will present their thesis research relating to climate change and invasive species in one (1) minute using one (1) slide. Audience participation will be encouraged. Following the thesis presentations our intrepid scientific panel will attempt to synthesize the mass of research they have just seen. Refreshments to follow at 4:00 p.m. in the fishbowl (DC-1301).
4) Village 1 Woodlot visit and discussion: Wednesday March 11th, 2:00 p.m., starting in the Environment Ecology Lab (EV1-135). Discussion portion will begin at 4 p.m. in the Grad House
During this activity we will discuss and explore the Village 1 woodlot. The Village 1 woodlot is the largest remaining, wooded green space on campus. It harbors a variety of habitats ranging from a cold-water creek to marsh and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest. The woodlot likely contains provincially rare species and exhibits interesting geological features, but currently not much is known about its mammal, bird, reptile, amphibian, insect and fungal communities. Unfortunately, the ecological integrity of the woodlot is threatened by invasion of various species including European buckthorn, garlic mustard and goldenrod. This activity will start in the ENV Ecology lab, proceed to the Village 1 woodlot and then move on to the Grad House at 4:00 p.m. for refreshments.
This week’s cover photo was taken by Filiz Tamer in EV3.