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Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF

Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion Dedication at ND-LEEF
On Friday, June 10, the Notre Dame Environmental Change Initative welcomed the ND-ECI community to the dedication of the Morrison Family Education & Outreach Pavilion at Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility. Serving as the centerpiece of ND-LEEF, the Morrison Family Pavilion offers a year-round outdoor classroom and outreach destination located five miles from campus at St. Patrick’s...

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative names new Managing Director

Tom Springer has been named the new Managing Director of the University of Notre Dame’s Environmental Change Initiative (ECI), starting June 1, 2016. Springer brings significant management and communication expertise to Notre Dame, including strategic planning, grant development, program design and evaluation, group facilitation, and program promotion.

Google Trekker shooting photos in South Bend, St. Joseph County parks

It looks like a Martian robot with a big green eye. City Parks Director Aaron Perri heaved it — all 48 pounds — onto his back and started walking the riverside trails. Strangers stared, waved at it or yelled, “What is it?” “Hey, this is for Google,” he'd reply. “There...

Eagles at St. Pat’s Park? Enjoy breakfast with them Sunday

Watch WNDU broadcast story HERE.  St. Joseph County, Ind. -- Did you know that there are eagles at St. Patrick’s County Park? If you didn’t, an event happening there this weekend may spark your interest. It is called Breakfast with the Eagles. From 10 a.m. to 11 on Sunday you can enjoy...

Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative names new Director

Professor Jennifer Tank has been named the new Director of the University of Notre Dame Environmental Change Initiative (ND-ECI), starting January 1, 2016. Since its inception, Tank has been actively involved at ND-ECI, serving as the Research Lead for the Land Use Program, the Director of the Notre Dame Linked...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF pavilion receives award from Indiana AIA

The Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion, the inaugural building at the University of Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) at St. Patrick’s County Park, received a 2015 Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Indiana. Constructed in October 2014, the pavilion is the first University structure to receive...

Author: Alex Gumm

ND-LEEF Science Sunday event to take place Sept. 20

The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its third annual public Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday (Sept. 20).

Eaglet hatches at St. Patrick's County Park

 A pair of bald eagles have hatched a baby eaglet at a highly visited park in St. Joseph County for the second time this spring — this time at St. Patrick’s County Park.  It’s a joyous announcement for park officials. But frustrating, too. Since winter, county parks Director Evie Kirkwood...

Research for a sustainable future

Sustainability is often thought about strictly as an environmental issue: recycling, limiting emissions or protecting wildlife. But sustainability is more than just planting trees and driving hybrid cars. More than 140 faculty members in 36 University departments are currently conducting sustainability research on topics ranging from corporate social responsibility to...

JINA Art 2 Science Camp Highlights

Check out the highlights of the 2014 Art 2 Science Camp sponsered by  the Joing Institute for Nuclear Astrophysics.    During the JINA Art to Science camp from July 14-18, 2014 in the Jordan Hall of Science, over 175 children learned about the wonders of the physical universe and used...

ND-LEEF Featured on WNIT Outdoor Elements

  The Teachers as Scholars program hosted a two-part series with ND-LEEF faculty and staff in October 2013. The seminar focus was The Effects of Environmental Change on Freshwater and presented by Dr. Jennifer Tank and Brett Peters. WNIT's Outdoor Elements, with host Evie Kirkwood, featured this program in their latest episode.   

Experimental Ecosystem Hosts Open House

Notre Dame’s Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility has been operational for just a few months, but already hydrology, ecology, and environmental DNA experiments are underway. On September 29, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, the public will have a chance to learn about the experimental watershed at ND-LEEF’s first annual Science Sunday....

ND-LEEF to host Science Sunday

The University of Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF) will host its inaugural “Science Sunday” from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 29 at St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend. Scientists from Notre Dame will be on site to discuss their current research at ND-LEEF. ND-LEEF is a globally...

Outdoor Elements: Science Solving Problems

Members of the ND-LEEF team were featured on WNIT's "Outdoor Elements" episode "Science Solving Problems." The episode featured a behind-the-scenes segment on the building of ND-LEEF, featuring Director Jennifer Tank and Assistant Director Brett Peters. Architecture Professor Aimmee Buccellato was also featured in a segment called "Trash to Treasure: Recleaming...

Jennifer Tank receives Leopold Leadership Fellowship

  Jennifer Tank, Ludmilla F., Stephen J., and Robert T. Galla Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Notre Dame and an international authority on the cycling of nutrients in freshwater ecosystems, has been named a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow…

ND-LEEF: Out of the Laboratory, Into the Environment

A groundbreaking ceremony was held June 15, 2012 for the Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND LEEF), located at St. Patrick's County Park in St. Joseph County, Indiana. The field-based environmental research facility will allow Notre Dame scientists, graduate and undergraduate researchers, visiting scholars and other academic institutions to...