Paid internship working with real Blue Hens

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources will offer (3) students the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience working with live Blue Hen chickens from the UD flock while getting paid! Student interns will gain hands-on care and handling experience with live Blue Hen chickens, display our UD Blue Hens at select home football game tailgates, talk to the public about the birds and the importance of the poultry industry in the state of Delaware, and answer any questions. Additionally, interns will display the birds at Ag Day, and at 2 to 4 UD recruiting/alumni events throughout the year.

Interns will start by receiving training on the history and husbandry of the birds. Interns will then be responsible for the daily care of the birds for the fall, up until the end of the UD home football season. This includes visiting the birds once per day, 2 to 3 times per week to provide feed, clean waterers, and check the temperatures and the overall well-being of the birds. Each visit should take 20 to 30 minutes; students will be paid a minimum of an hour for each visit. Training will occur shortly after the selection of the interns in mid-September.

Interns will be trained on how to use the trailer and golf cart and/or four-wheeler to pull the display trailer to the UD home football games in the Fan Zone in front of the stadium.  Interns should be prepared to spend 1 to 2 hours per week learning about the care, management and history of the birds, while working with the birds to learn how to handle them and acclimate them to the environment for their fall appearances.  Students must commit to working a minimum of 3.5 to 4 hours at each of the UD home games.

Interested students should e-mail Dr. Brian Ladman at bladman@udel.edu.

Be a part of the CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

CANR is committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment where students, faculty, staff and stakeholders feel respected and free from discrimination. The College has assembled a CANR Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee to implement and assess programs and to develop a Diversity Action Plan for the college, and would like to have representation from undergraduate CANR students. Undergraduate students interested in serving on the committee should contact Lauren Bradford (bradford@udel.edu) or Christy Mannering (cmanneri@udel.edu).

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.