by: Macrae Hanke The meandering walk started on pavement; concrete cookie cutter blocks molded from the ground, poured to match the miles of sidewalk before it. As I continued my departure from man-made civilization, the buildings turned to trees and stadium lights faded from view. Concrete turned to gravel and gravel to dirt. Step after … More The Bend In The Creek
by: Jessie Opfer The air was crisp, probably 50 degrees. I had not checked the weather app on my phone since the morning. It had not been considerably windy, but there was a breeze, one that was almost blocked by the trees and valleys along Four Mile Creek. It was one of those days where … More One Winter Moment In Nature
Thanksgiving is almost here, which means the trees around Miami are losing their leaves faster than we can say Turkey time! Before winter’s chill settles in and snow blankets the landscape, let’s look back at some of the vibrant fall colors that painted our beautiful campus this autumn. All photos and captions by Gia Mariani.
Written by: Morgan Schneider “If I could take you somewhere right now, it would be that walkway in the Peruvian Amazon,” said Meg Lowman, PhD when asked what her favorite place on Earth is. Known as “Canopy Meg”, Lowman, an ecologist studying tree canopies, visited campus on November 3 for the 48th annual Hefner Lecture. … More Renowned Tree Ecologist Visits Miami
Written By: Morgan Schneider Jacob Kramer was living near Kramer Elementary on Sycamore Street when he had an idea. Since his house was further away from Miami’s campus, white-tailed deer would frequently run around in the street and yard. He’d seen them around campus often, thought they were beautiful, and took photos of the deer … More The Minds Behind the Miami Deer Cam
By: Jackie Dutkanych Our bodies are exposed to pollution in the air on a day-to-day basis. How is pollution affecting us and could it cause health implications for us later in life? Depending on where you live, you will experience various levels of pollution in their daily life. NCBI has said that 10% of adults … More Is Pollution Making You Age Faster?
By: Gia Mariani This past Sunday I spent some time exploring Ault park and Alms park in Cincinnati. Ault park is know for its massive amount of cherry trees that blossom around this time, turning the park pink. I highly recommend going to the parks for a picnic once the weather gets warmer! All photos … More Ault Park Blossoms
By: Annie Lalonde During J-term I walked almost 200 miles of El Camino in Spain. Camino de Santiago is more a pilgrimage than just ‘a walk’ as the name in Spanish directly translates. The path goes through Spain, France, and Italy. There are numerous routes and starting points that pilgrims can use; however, all routes … More Walk ‘The Walk’ Through Photos
By: Chelsea Worrell As the psychological effects of climate change grow apparent, so does a novel approach to our predicament. By this point, many sustainability initiatives have grown repetitive. Opting for organic products, using energy-efficient appliances, and recycling may seem second nature to many of us. I can recall chanting “reduce, reuse, recycle” when I was … More How Introspection Promotes Environmental Protection
By: Gia Mariani This past week my Childhood Environmental Education class took a field trip to Maplewood Farms. This maple syrup farm is located in Brownsville, Indiana, which is about a 45 minute drive from Oxford. The owner, Kevin, took our group around the farm showing us the tap lines and cooking barn. Now you … More A Trip to Maplewood Farms