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|Colorado State University Student Association »
|The Colorado State University Society for Ecological Restoration Student Association (CSU-SER) was established in 2008 with a goal of bringing together individuals from different disciplines that are invested in solving environmental problems. The Association hopes to foster a network for communication which will help increase the effectiveness of restoration efforts.
Even with the difficulties of the pandemic the CSU SER student club has thrived over the last year! During the Spring 2021 semester the club was able to host bi-weekly meetings and engage with undergraduate and graduate students interested in ecological restoration. In the earlier, snowy months of the semester, the club met virtually and hosted guest speakers such as Chris Lenhart to learn about the SER CERPIT, watched SER webinars, spent time discussing future projects/plans, and learning about member’s unique ecological interests. Our students are always looking to build their hands on experience so please keep the club in mind with any opportunities. To connect our members during this isolating time we also hosted many social meetings to create comradery, network and, of course, play some virtual Pictionary.
As the weather began to warm and the ground began to thaw, we created opportunities for club members to engage in socially distanced restoration projects while following county guidelines to limit the number of participants per project. Our in-person restoration efforts this semester included planting native pollinator species at the SER pollinator garden at CSU (check it out on the west side of the new Warner building) as well as several field workdays at the CSU owned Waverly property to remove barbed wire fencing to prep the land for future restoration projects.
The club also had a busy Fall 2020 semester. We planted a pollinator garden at the Waverly property with plans to expand the garden each semester and built bee boxes to discuss the importance of pollinators and maintaining their populations. The club was also excited to hear from speakers such as Brett Wolk, who talked to us about the recent fires in the Front Range, Rod Chimner who discussed wetland hydrology, ecology and restoration in wetlands, Marin Chambers, and Jim Bromberg. We are excited for the Fall 2021 semester and the opportunity to host more in-person meetings and projects!
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|University of Colorado at Boulder »
|Want to obtain hands-on knowledge in order to restore a prairie or a riparian zone? Want to restore old road damage and build new trails that cause reduced environmental impacts? Want to monitor restoration efforts?
At a higher level, perhaps you want to learn how to design, direct and manage restoration projects? You can obtain a leadership credential that may contribute to employment opportunities. Both of those goals are possible by participating in the restoration programs offered by several non-profit groups on the Colorado Front Range.
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|University of Wyoming, Laramie »
|We always welcome new members – if you’re interested in learning more, feel free to attend any meetings or contact us by email. Activities are on-going throughout the school year and the summer.
Students of all majors are encouraged to attend a meeting and consider joining this highly active RSO. ROaR! meets on the third Monday of each month in AG2034.
Why Join a student chapter?
- Professional Development
- Free SER membership:
This entitles you to SER’s monthly newsletter, frequent job postings, and access to forums and directories online.
Want to start your own chapter at your University?
SER’s Student Association Program enables students to come together and connect with both emerging and seasoned restoration professionals across SER’s global network, participate in SER conferences, and take advantage of resources.
Organized and run by students, student associations can be formed at any accredited academic institution and provide a means for those students interested in pursuing a career in some facet of ecological restoration to come together in a likeminded group. The program was established in 2007 and can be formed by a motivated student group in collaboration with faculty and with support from their host institution.
The annual base fee covers the cost SER membership for (1) faculty advisor and all participating students. Individuals must register with SER to receive benefits and be recognized as active members of the SER/Student Association.
Interested in forming a student association at your institution?
Download the Student Association Formation Handbook for benefits information, expectations and requirements, fees and next steps. Questions? Contact Megan Taylor, Membership Coordinator.