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Block 1 EV128 ends in style

Block 1 ended yesterday and I was wowed by my students abilities to turn science into art, rewrite songs to convey important messages, create compelling infographics, and use humor to communicate science. For their final projects students were tasked with creating one static and one live action public service announcement …

Stream Ecology on the Block – Part II

This past week in EV311 (Stream Ecology) we added biology to the mix and visited Beaver Creek State Wildlife Area near Penrose, Colorado to examine how small scale habitat changes in streams can affect who lives there (i.e. macroinvertebrates). We also collected water for alkalinity and dissolved oxygen measurements – because every good …

Stream Ecology on the Block

Each year during the first week of  EV 311 we leave campus for 3 days to explore stream geomorphology and hydrology in the southern portion of the Colorado Front Range. We visit the meandering South Platte (near Fairplay) and a fast moving boulder laden Arkansas River (near Buena Vista) before spending a …

N Footprint Workshop

Colleen Orr (CC ’17) and I attended the N Footprint Workshop in Durham, New Hampshire in June.  Colleen presented Colorado College’s preliminary N Footprint. Representatives from 18 of the schools involved in the program – ranging from Boston University and Colorado State to Dickinson College and the Marine Biological Lab. …

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