The University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UD-CANR) and St. Andrew’s School (SAS) began working together in the fall of 2005 to develop a long-standing partnership that would enhance the management and use of the agricultural lands, the campus landscape, and the natural ecosystems at St. Andrew’s.
Thanks to the support of the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS), a wide range of demonstration and research projects engaging faculty, staff, and students from UD and SAS are underway.
- Collaboration to Yield New Environmental Science Curriculum
- SAS students get fresh ideas for IPs
- A Summer, 2009 intern is now working with St. Andrew's faculty and administration to develop and test hands-on lessons for students who will take on Environmental Science independent projects (IPs) in the 2009-2010 academic year. Karen Wiener will also work with UD Plant & Soil Sciences and Entomology & Wildlife Ecology faculty to design the curriculum. For more information on this project, click the "Sustainable Landscaping" link to the right or contact Dr. Susan Barton: firstname.lastname@example.org
- St. Andrew's Students and UD Scientists Team Up
- Afforestation Effects on Carbon Sequestration
- In fall of 2008, St. Andrew's School converted more than 100 acres of farmland to riparian buffer by planting over 140,000 trees. As part of their Environmental Science curriculum this spring, SAS students and faculty have paired with UD scientists to gather baseline data to determine the long-term environmental benefits of the afforestation effort. Together, we took 600 soil core samples which will now be analyzed for organic matter content and other parameters! For more information on this project, please contact Dr. Alyssa Collins:email@example.com
For more information regarding the joint projects between the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and St. Andrew's School, contact:
Overall Project Coordinator
Dr. Tom Sims
Associate Dean for Academic Programs and Research
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716-2103
- Watersheds and Land Use >Watershed monitoring is being conducted to assess how land use affects...
- Nutrient Management and Water Quality >UD and SAS are demonstrating and monitoring the best management practices required to produce...
- Sustainable Landscaping > SAS is using sustainable landscaping practices in the non-agricultural areas to protect reduce runoff ...
- Riparian Ecosystems > Researchers are studying how the width and quality of riparian buffers affects use by...
- Economic Analysis >Separate steps are being taken to determine the views of agricultural and suburban communities in the watershed on the economic value of ...
- Community Outreach >Community events provide information on how individuals and neighborhood associations can integrate sustainable management practices that protect water ...
- Summer Youth Camps >Environmental education summer day camps are conducted with the cooperation and support of ...