ENSP in the Field

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Field Trip to Blunn Creek Preserve

We took a class field trip to Blunn Creek Preserve, just walking distance from St. Edward’s campus. We had the opportunity to meet with John Davis and Patrick Chaiken of the Austin Parks and Recreation Department (PARD). During our hike… Continue Reading →

Field Trip to Blanco River

On Friday, April 21, 2023, at around 7:30 am, a few of my classmates and I traveled up to Blanco River to talk to Ryan McGillicudy, a conservation biologist on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department watershed conservation team. We… Continue Reading →

Blanco River Restoration Project

Last Friday we went to a private piece of property along the Blanco River. The owner of the property works with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPW) in an informal agreement. We were greeted by Ryan McGillicudy, a conservation… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin Student Symposium

On April 18th 2023, a cohort of environmental science students met in the St. Andre Multi purpose room, and got the opportunity to share their research to other students, professors and professionals within the field. There was pizza and drinks… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin Research Symposium: Presented by St. Ed’s Eco Society

St. Edward’s Ecological Society hosted an educational and social networking event showcasing student research and academic achievements through the Wild Basin Creative Research Center on April 18th, 2023. Dr. Allan Hook’s widow was present to explain the Hook Fellowship and… Continue Reading →

Wild Basin Student Symposium

On April 18th, Eco Society, a student-run organization here at St. Edward’s, held a student symposium showcasing the current research projects and academic opportunities at Wild Basin through the funding of the Hook Fellowship.   Before we heard from the… Continue Reading →

A Trip to Travis Audubon Baker Preserve: Sanctuary of Golden-cheeked Warbler Habitat

A morning at the Baker Preserve On April 14th, a group of us spent the morning at the Travis Audubon Baker Preserve. The temperature was cool, perfect for a spring morning hike. The 715-acre preserve is managed by Audubon and… Continue Reading →

Field Trip to Travis Audubon Baker Preserve

The Travis Audubon Baker Preserve is near Cedar Park in the northwest Austin area. It is a 715-acre preserve that is surrounded by BCP land. The land was originally owned by the Baker family and was given as a donation… Continue Reading →

Field trip to Water Quality Protection Lands

Photo by: Max Heimlich-McQuarters This blog entry covers the trip to the Water Quality Protection Lands (WQPT) taken by the Natural Resources and Convervation class at St. Edwards. This land is preserved for to purpose of maintaining the quality and… Continue Reading →

Plum Creek Wetlands Preserve Field Trip by Stephanie Calleros

On Wednesday March 29th, six students from St. Edward’s University took a short roadtrip to the Plum Creek Wetlands Preserve in Lockhart, TX. On the drive, the students saw many wildflowers along the way on the highway. Once the students… Continue Reading →

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