Why and How: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Ecological Restoration
Teresa Pereira, second year in the Landscape Architecture Program, was recently featured on the Island Press Field Notes with an article titled “Why and How: Interdisciplinary Perspectives for Ecological Restoration” She reflects on her visit to the 2013 Global Society for Ecological Restoration Conference and discusses the “Why Restore? ” video that was chosen as the contest winner by Island Press. Please click the title above to read the full article.
“As I settle back into my routine (and coursework) in Philadelphia, I am reflective of the takeaways from the Society for Ecological Restoration’s World Conference in Madison. I got to peel into deeper layers of the question that Island Press prompted students to answer in the video contest: why restore? As there are countless of perfect reasons to increase the personal, ecological, cultural, and socio-economic values of our degraded landscapes, it is the how that I was interested in hearing about at the conference. It is the how that transforms challenges into active communities in search of solutions—and what a great group of communities that came together last week…..”
The student chapter of the Society of Ecological Restoration is collecting white oak acorns. For Earthfest this year, we would like to give the children white oak seedlings that they can take home and plant. The white oak acorns will sprout right away, so we should have small seedlings by Earthfest. The red oaks will not sprout until spring, so we are not collecting those. We had over 300 children come to our table last year so I am hoping to collect about 400 acorns, since many may not sprout. Attached is a picture of a white oak (Quercus alba) leaf and acorns for identification purposes. The acorns are about 1 inch long.
Acorns can be dropped off to Trish in Dixon 104.
Temple University Students Win Ecological Restoration Scholarship Contest
Two students Teresa Pereira and Taylor Keegan were announced the winners of the Island Press and Society for Ecological Restoration’s video scholarship contest. The video, posted below, was a narrative of a Landscape Restoration Workshop taught by John Munro at Temple University. Pereira and Keegan specifically looked at how Landscape Architecture and Ecological Restoration are a necessary and beautiful marriage, successfully introducing and solving environmental issues within our world. Please tune in and see how we answer the question “Why Restore?”
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