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Plant Sciences majors make trail improvements

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Taking advantage of a break in the rain showers Thursday afternoon, students in Collaboration, Leadership, and Career Skills in the Plant Sciences (PLSCI 1110) engaged in a service-learning project making improvements to the Habitat Trail outside of Trumansburg, N.Y.

In addition to clearing paths of vegetation and downed trees, teams of Plant Sciences majors erected a trailhead sign, assembled a picnic table, affixed identification tags to trees, and soaked in the beauty of the flora and fauna on the site. The activity was organized by Leah Cook, Plant Sciences major coordinator, and Marvin Pritts, director of undergraduate studies, who teach the course.

Students affixed identification tags to trees.

Students affixed identification tags to trees …

... cleared vegetation from the trail ...

… cleared vegetation from the trail …

... enjoyed the local fauna (in this case, jewelweed, Impatiens capensis) ...

… enjoyed the local fauna (in this case, jewelweed, Impatiens capensis) …

… and assembled a picnic table.

 

Comments

  1. We love this! Thanks for all of the great work that you did. It’s awesome to have partnerships like these and we always appreciate the great work that Marvin and his students accomplish in the community. Everyone who walks the trail will benefit from your efforts, no doubt.

    With gratitude!
    Shannon MacCarrick, ’06
    Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Tompkins and Cortland Counties

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