Brazil Study Abroad Interest Meeting

Interest Meeting on Monday, April 15, 2019 from 6-7, in Gore 308

WINTER SESSION 2020
STUDY ABROAD
LANDSCAPE EXPLORATION OF BRAZIL

Brazil is a vast, diverse and ecologically fascinating destination. In this program, students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.  Students will observe and portray the landscape in both Rio de Janeiro – a vibrant city known for diverse architecture and gardens, miles of beaches, and warm, welcoming people – and the Amazon Rain Forest. Students will see how the work of the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx affects Brazilian culture in public and private gardens in and around Rio. Students will also enjoy the beach, modern art museums and various cultural events such as samba and the famous “hippie fair”.

Students will interact with members of the landscape firm Roberto Burle Marx, LTD as they study a variety of Brazilian landscapes and artists.  In addition, sketching techniques, students will learn landscape architecture graphic techniques used to portray the urban environment and its related objects through visits to gardens, art museums and modern buildings. This program includes a major excursion to the Amazon River where we explore the flora, fauna and culture of the Amazon Rain Forest.  A weekend excursion to a famous botanical garden and art complex and Tiradentes (historic gold trail town).

Landscape exploration of Rio de Janeiro and the Amazon provides students with the rich experience of immersion in the cultural and ecological patterns of Brazil.  Whether you are interested in cultural landscapes, tropical ecology, art, or architecture, this program is your chance to experience the vibrant culture and emerging economy of Brazil.

CANR Seniors: Life after graduation!

There are a lot of things to consider as you prepare for life after graduation, and to help you navigate the transition from being a student to being out in the real world, the UD Young Alumni Network invites you to this semester’s LIFE AFTER UD: SENIOR SERIES events.
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This spring, there will be two workshops featuring alumni and community experts on the topics:

Investing In Your Future
Monday, March 12 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Memorial Hall 127
Make smart financial decisions that will benefit you for years to come.

Relocating After Graduation
Monday, April 23 | 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | Brown Lab 101
Learn what to do when relocating after graduation and how to stay connected to UD alumni wherever you land.

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You must REGISTER HERE—the first 100 students to register will receive the all-inclusive guide to navigating life after college, from dressing for a business meeting to paying taxes and more. Snacks are provided! Walk-ins are permitted if space is available.

ALSO—don’t forget to save the date for the LIFE AFTER UD: GRAD FAIR on April 18-20 at the UD Barnes & Noble Bookstore! Visit www.UDconnection.com/SeniorSeries to learn more.

Contact Diane Wikso AS10, 12M at dcwikso@udel.edu with any questions.

 

 

Blue Hen Birding Club News

The Blue Hen Birding Club recently earned second place in the NJ Audubon Ambassadors category for the World Series of Birding! Congrats to team members, and CANR students, Katie Bird, Billy Kaselow, Patrick Carney, and Becca Ralston.  The group was limited to just Cape May county and saw 127 species, while also successfully raising almost $800 for NJ Audubon by participating in the event.

Paid Internship Working with Real Blue Hens

This summer, the University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (2 – 3) students the opportunity to get a paid, hands-on learning experience with live blue hens from the UD flock!

These students will work with the birds on the UD farm starting in the summer in order to be ready to have the birds on display and educate the public on blue hens at six UD home football games in the fall at the President’s tent.

Students must be able to commit to working a minimum of three hours at each of the UD home games slated for:

Thursday, August 31;
Saturday, September 16;
Saturday, September 30;
Saturday, October 14;
Saturday, October 21; and
Saturday, November 11.

Students interested in working with blue hens over the summer and educating the public on all the facts surrounding Delaware’s state bird in the fall should e-mail Bob Alphin at ralphin@udel.edu or call (302) 831-0825.