While we enjoy the last few days of warm weather for the year, MSU classrooms are taking the opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and field work. Students in Laura Markham’s ISE 301 and 320 courses, Science for Elementary Schools, took to the field to learn about identifying different plant species. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Students in Science for Elementary Schools were able to work smarter, not harder, using technology like plant identification apps to complete their assignment. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Though it’s never fun to be caught in the rain, students equipped with umbrellas making the trek across the library bridge look more like a scene in an oil painting than a dreary day. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Kinesiology instructor Piotr Pasik shows students how accessibility meets physical activity in a wheelchair sports demonstration. The demonstration was part of Pasik’s guest lecture in KIN121, “The Healthy Lifestyle.” After the lecture, where students learned about disability sports, they were able to hit the court to try them out, including playing a game of wheelchair basketball. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A waterlily floats along the pond of the Judith DeLapa Perennial Garden. Though chilly days draw near, the MSU Horticulture Gardens are still filled with stunning blooms. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A rose by any name would smell just as sweet, but a rose grown in the Horticulture Gardens smells the best. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Wilbir the peacock watches over the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Wilbir, a floral topiary and unofficial mascot of the gardens, was the brainchild of Will Carlson, the first director of the gardens. During construction, the topiary was referred to as “Will’s bird,” which eventually stuck as the name “Wilbir” — the name the peacock goes by to this day. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Autumn florals grow on and around the Judith DeLapa Perennial Garden in the MSU Horticulture Gardens. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
Professor David MacFarlane instructs his FOR 222 students on measuring tree heights and crown dimensions with laser finders and compasses. FOR 222, Forestry Field Methods, teaches students basic field techniques used in forestry, using a mix of classroom lectures and outdoor field work. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.
A robotic recycling sorter is helping Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities and MSU Recycling take a “less trash, more tech” approach to recycling on campus. The robotic sorter helps staff members sort recyclables more efficiently while reducing their contact with hazardous waste, overall improving the Recycling Center’s ability to recycle items and reduce waste in landfills. Photo by Nick Schrader.
A delicate branch of yew needles and berries frame Beaumont Tower on a misty fall morning. Photo by Derrick L. Turner.