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Archive for April, 2008

Last day to register for NRC Department Picnic

Posted: April 28th, 2008

The NRC Department is hosting its second annual spring picnic on May 14th at 3pm. It’s going to be at the Young Men’s Club of Hadley (same as last year) on 138 East Street in Hadley. There will be lots of great food, games – volleyball, softball, Frisbee, horseshoes, a cash bar, and awards will […]

Department Meeting

Posted: April 24th, 2008

312A Holdsworth Hall

Results of Tree Climbing Competition (with Videos)

Posted: April 22nd, 2008

On April, 19, 2008, students in the Arboriculture & Community Forestry program organized  and competed in a tree climbing jamboree today in the large trees  near the Clark Memorial on Orchard Hill. Eleven students competed in  four events: work climb, in which climbers move through the tree  simulating pruning tasks; belayed speed climb, in which […]

Spotlight: Anadromous alewives

Posted: April 18th, 2008

Anadromous alewives passing through a video monitoring system at Jenney Grist Mill on Town Brook in Plymouth, Ma. This setup allows to quantify patterns of upstream migration within and across streams.  

Soniferous Fish Research Highlighted in NY Times

Posted: April 15th, 2008

NY Times cites recent research by several scientists working in the field.  Be sure to go to the video link!  (oops, you may notice the NY Times misidentified some of the fish pictures).   http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/08/science/08fish.html?ex=1208318400&en=c81b1195b68e2f90&ei=5070&emc=eta1 The story was also picked up on Comedy Central with a clip from the Colbert Report. (Go to the video link labeled […]