Student-grown produce from the Panther Plot will be available.
Where could science take YOU this summer? Follow the path of the sun's energy through ecosystems and you could end up in all kinds of cool places! Paddle a kayak to the middle of a lake and find out what organisms are harvesting solar energy in the water. Explore a prairie, then figure out how much energy it stores in a week by burning samples in your own calorimeter. Wander woods and streams on a night hike, tracking down the animals to find out what they eat and how they live. By week's end, you'll report on your discoveries to your fellow campers, family and friends. JOIN US this summer for a Wild Energy Adventure.
8 am- 2 pm daily and one night hike 9 pm-11 pm
Ages: entering 9-12th graders
Cost: $150 - registration AND lunch
A one-week workshop (June 17-21) for high school students (students entering grades 9-12) that allows students to get a hands-on experience with the tools of biotechnology. Students will isolate DNA, analyze it and understand how these techniques are used in gathering DNA evidence from a crime scene. Other topics include a project that asks how microbes cause disease, food safety and understanding the role of biotechnology in the production of energy. Field trips are included. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and scholarships are available. Cost of the camp is $200 which includes lunch at UNI.
The Botanical Center and the Biology Student Nature Society will hold their annual spring plant sale. Plants for sale include many types of tropicals, herbs, vegetables and a limited number of orchids.
Biology Department M. S. Thesis Defense - Samuel Berg
"Population Structure, Size, and the Thermal Ecology of Iowa Wood Turtles (Glyptemys insculpta): A Comparison Between Suburban and Rural Populations."
Doors open at 7:30 a.m. There will be an assortment of Tropical plants, flowering bulbs, herbs and vegetables. Student Nature Society members will be available to assist shoppers.
Austin Jones - "Development of Leaf Shape and Vein Homologies in Five Species of the Genus Ipomoea".
Dustin Graham Thesis Defense -
"Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function and the Design of Tallgrass Restorations for Biomass Production."
Carmen Pellish, M.S. Thesis Presentation: "Tracking above- and below-ground seed persistence and mortality in a native tallgrass prairie restoration"