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?”