Events from 2011 to 2012
Green Campus Events
Class Gift Garden visit
Bulb Planting in Campus Garden
Earth Day Celebration: April 25, 2012
SUMMER 2011 Events
The Gazebo and new vegetation now overlook the Hackensack River thanks to the Class of 2011 and the Campus Provost, Beth Reuse, Facilities, committee members and Alumni.
Located at the Gediz University in Izmir, the International Symposium on Environmental Protection and Planning using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) on June 28 and 29, 2011 brought together multi-cultural ideas with a common interest of using geospatial technology (GIS) to support researchers and scientists in a dialogue for environmental planning and policy guidelines. Dr. Alice Benzecry, Green Campus co-Chair and committee member Joan Leder joined a group of environmental scientists from the United States that traveled to Turkey for this event. All presentations at the Symposium were displayed in English, with teams from the United States, Iran, Egypt and Turkey explaining the use of GIS in their research and environmental protection strategies.
Dr. Alice Benzecry, Moderator, International Symposium on Environmental Protection and Planning, using GIS and RS in Izmir, Turkey
The 2011 High School Environmental Leaders was directed by committee person, Joan Leder. Professors Alice Benzecry, Lorraine Caruso, Eamon Doherty, Joseph Labriola, Marion McClary, and Josh Stout along with campus staff such as Nayana Vlaida, Scott Fisher, Sai Sankar, Maria L Kocylowsky and Kathy Stein-Smith greeted students with smiles and hands-on learning activities. Two trips to Indian Pond yielded plant samples and identification while students learned that “3 leaves are NOT for me” about Poison Ivy. Donations from Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve and the NJ State Forest Nursery greenhouse introduced students to the value of planting native NJ wildflowers and Red Oak seedlings near local streams.
In addition to FDU resources, these Environmental Leaders had an opportunity to participate in training from NJ Department of Environmental Protection. Seth Hackman instructed on the NJ-GeoWeb online mapping, used for the NJ Volunteer Water Monitoring program. Jillian Agnello, the 2010-2011 Watershed Ambassador for the Hackensack Watershed Management Area, number 5, provided certified water assessment training. Water and Soil Assessments at the Metro Greenery brook and adjacent pond created an appreciation for how water and soil quality are measured, including proper biological monitoring techniques.