The Clinton B. Ford Observatory became unusable during the winter of 2018, and it is unclear when it will be operational again.
The club facilitates all sorts of outdoor, skill-building, and environmental stewardship activities. This semester, the Outing Club finally had its first event and has more trips planned.
Ithaca College’s Non-Timber Forest Products class, a course that teaches students how to make and sell products from nature, will be run by students leaders in the Spring 2019 semester.
Senior Allison Brunner is working to create a field guide of the moths native to the Natural Lands by identifying them, species by species, in the field.
The college runs three deer exclosure projects in the Natural Lands that help staff see how overeaten vegetation will exist without the presence of deer.
“Engaging with the natural environments around us tends to promote our own well-being and inspire pro-environmental behaviors, as well,” Brenner said.
Students must find a way to balance taking advantage of the beautiful areas around them and respecting the trails and the rules that come with them.
Menges and Miller are animal trackers. They said tracking is more than just following animal footprints through the woods — it is about being aware of their surroundings, and the body language and signals from nearby animals, including other people.
The former sustainability programs coordinator discusses his career at Ithaca College and his views on the college’s commitment to maintaining a sustainable community.
Students and faculty managing the Ithaca College Natural Lands are in the process of removing what they hope is the last of an invasive species of plant known as Japanese stiltgrass after six years of sustained eradication efforts.