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Biodiversity in Our Backyard: Going Wild for SCU’s Animals and Plants

Vanessa Shin '19

You don’t need to travel far to see salamanders, peregrine falcons, and dynamic plant communities. Learn about the incredible wildlife and natural histories right here on campus! SCU Gone Wild co-founder Professor Farnsworth shares his favorite experiences of engaging with the unique wildlife in our own backyards. Check out the SCU Gone Wild website for more information, including photos and campus species lists, and connect with the SCU Gone Wild campus community on Facebook.

Sustainability in Student Life with Marisa Rudolph '18

Ella Kobelt '18 and Vanessa Shin '19

‘Tis the season! Winter break is almost in sight, but not without a grueling finals week to get through. For many Broncos, finals can take a toll on our bodies, and our actions (mass exodus of unfilled notebooks & reusable school supplies, leaving electronics on after we go home from winter break) also frequently have a negative impact on the environment. There are many ways to prepare yourself for a sustainable finals week--both by preserving your physical and mental well-being, and taking steps to reduce your environmental impact along the way. Meet Marisa Rudolph: sustainability champion and self-preservation guru! Marisa is an environmental science and political science double major with a knack for keepin’ it green and keepin’ her life together all at once. Check out our interview with Marisa for her Pro-Tips! 


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