Wild Basin Featured in NY Times Article

Check out this post.  Our own Amy Belaire is quoted in the article.  Kudos to Wild Basin!


Last Call for Hook Fellows – Application Deadline is Friday, 10 March

Friday, March 10 is the deadline for applying for creative research awards from the Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund. 

The Dr. Allan W. Hook Endowed Wild Basin Creative Research Fund offers awards up to $3,000 for creative research by students in the schools of Natural Sciences, Education, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Management and Business, and Humanities. The fund also offers research opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students from other institutions that are based at the university’s Wild Basin Creative Research Center and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system. 

The deadline for applications is Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 5pm. Applicants should review the fellowship guide and fill out the application form and submit it via email (or mail) to the Director of Wild Basin (Dr. Barbara Dugelby. Interested students should contact the Wild Basin Director or Wild Basin Research Director (Dr. Amy Belaire) if they have questions. Descriptions of past projects supported by the Endowment can be found on the Wild Basin website. We are happy to discuss project ideas and help students through the application preparation process. We look forward to receiving a diversity of project applications from many academic areas!

This opportunity is made possible by the commitment and generosity of Dr. Allan W. Hook and Rosemary Guzman Hook, who established the endowment to honor Hook’s life work and dedication to providing students with opportunities both in and outside of the classroom. His philosophy is that “one can learn more from the natural world than from the human-made world.” The fund will promote a greater understanding of and appreciation for the Wild Basin Preserve and the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve system.

Stargazing at Wild Basin on Sept. 30, 7 – 9 pm

Austin Astronomical Society members conduct special astronomy tours at Wild Basin, weather permitting. Telescopes for viewing are set up in the parking lot. It is recommended that you bring drinking water, a small flashlight, and good walking shoes. There will be 1/4 mile walk in the dark.  A presentation will begin on the deck of the Wild Basin Visitor Center promptly at 7pm. 

Suggested donation of $5 per adult and $3 for seniors, students and children.

RSVP required:  sign up by email with the total number of people in your group at: kimj@stedwards.edu.

Wild Basin Meet & Greet

Wild Basin Meet & Greet Social: Sept. 28

6-8 p.m., Wild Basin Creative Research Center, 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy. Austin, TX 78748
It’s the beginning of the semester and we have a lot to celebrate and introduce to our Wild Basin supporters! Come join us on Wednesday September 28th from 6pm-8pm for pizza, beverages, and socializing. This is a fun opportunity to meet Wild Basin’s new director, Dr. Barbara Dugelby. We will also be showcasing our new welcome center exhibits and student research projects. This event is family friendly and welcome to SEU faculty, staff and students, Wild Basin volunteers, and prospective volunteers and students.

Registration preferred but not required: http://wildbasinmeetandgreet.eventbrite.com

Cost: free

Ecology Lab Students Present Wild Basin Work – Tuesday, 26 April, 2 – 4:30 pm

From Terry Bilinski:

Tomorrow (Tuesday 4/26) from 2-4:30p in Carter Auditorium our Ecology lab students will be presenting on their semester research projects at Wild Basin. The theme of this research is, “The effects of urbanization on ecosystem services at Wild Basin.”  All are welcome to attend!