The Nature of Wild Things
The core theme for all majors in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is sustainable resources management. If you are interested in enhancing your understanding of the natural environment, examining environmental ethics, and gaining an appreciation for how the disciplines and professions related to the majors in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resources Planning & Decision Making, Wildlife, and Wood Products Manufacturing Technology have evolved over the last 150 years, then this is the Learning Community for you. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to interact with faculty in the department through classroom learning and activities such as a bioblitz, tours of local properties, meals at faculty homes, and directed readings in natural resources. There will also be opportunities to participate in social activities, including a picnic, game nights, a Halloween party, and more. Come learn with us about the nature of wild things!
- First-time beginning students admitted to the College of Agriculture with majors in Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences, Forestry, Natural Resources Planning & Decision Making, Wildlife, and Wood Products Manufacturing Technology
- This LC is available to Honors College participants; those students will live in Shreve Hall with the Honors College and participate in the course(s) and activities of the LC.
- OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
- If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
- Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC
Fall 2014 Semester
Fall – AGR 11900, FNR 10300, FNR 19800
Events and Activities Included:
- Tour FNR Properties
- Garlic mustard pull/honeysuckle eradication event at FNR property
- Wolf Howl at Wolf Park
- Fish Sampling Demonstrations
- Soundscape Ecology Presentation
- Invasive Species Training
- Discussions about readings related to the LC theme
- FNR Halloween party
- Game night
- Ginko Gathering & Gala
- Boiler Challenge ropes course
- Community service project - De-trash the Wabash
Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.