Thursday night at Stone Lab: SENR’s big 5-0; improving urban water quality

Tonight in Stone Lab’s guest lecture series, Jeff Sharp, director of CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources (SENR), will present “50 Years of Environmental and Natural Resource Education at The Ohio State University: Looking to the Next 50” (he speaks in the video above); and Rachel Gabor, assistant professor with SENR, will discuss “Watersheds and Sewersheds: Identifying Controls on Water Quality in Urban Environments.” Admission is free and open to the public. Find out more.

Stone Lab, part of CFAES, is located at Put-in-Bay on Lake Erie.

SENR is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Ohio educators: Explore 2 ‘amazing’ resources for teaching about nature, the environment

A July 18-19 workshop on Ohio State’s Mansfield campus — called A Walk Through Ohio’s Forests: The Good, the Bad and the Invasive — will feature two helpful tools for teaching students about nature and the environment. Co-sponsors of the event include CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources and OSU Extension outreach arm. Register by Friday.

‘Many of our campers have gone on to careers in natural resources’

Put 100 teenagers in the woods for a week, in a place with spotty cellphone service, and you’d think they’d be bored.

But teach them about the nature there, allow time for fishing and swimming, offer the occasional climb up a 10-story oak tree, and “the kids really seem to love it,” said CFAES’s Marne Titchenell, co-director of the Ohio Forestry Association’s 66th annual Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp.

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Top 5 moments from EPN’s events: ‘None pooped on stage, either’

Five years ago, David Hanselmann helped launch the Environmental Professionals Network, a statewide professional group based in CFAES’s School of Environment and Natural Resources.

Since then, EPN has grown to have nearly 2,000 members. It’s held 55 public monthly Breakfast Club programs, which typically draw more than 125 people, and five signature events, whose top attendance has been 1,400.

Hanselmann, who coordinates EPN as a lecturer in SENR, shares his top five moments from those events …