Mary Cortese, a PhD candidate in Biology at Temple University and Research Assistant with the Temple Ambler Field Station and Freestone Lab, is not afraid to dive right into her interests. In fact, she prefers it. You’re as likely to find her below the water as above it, all in the service of leaving the planet a better place than she found it and educating others on the importance of doing the same.
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Sam Emory, a Master of Landscape Architecture (MLArch) student in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, has an altogether different vision a 1,300-acre industrial site — an ecologically sound answer to the question “What do you do with an old refinery about the size of Center City Philadelphia?”
The next Introduction to Beekeeping course will be offered during seven sessions from Tuesday, February 2 through Saturday, March 20. Register online today! The spring 2021 program will be offered as a hybrid course that includes online class sessions offered via Zoom on February 2, 4, 16 and 18 and March 16 and 18.
One of the main differences between a public garden and a public park, is the existence of a documented plant collection to support the mission of the garden. Superficially, some public parks look like gardens and some public gardens have a park-like aesthetic. But, behind every public garden are plant records that capture the history of individual plants.
By Cat Meholic
Curatorial Horticulturist, Ambler Arboretum of Temple University
The Cottage Hall Courtyards are those gardens surrounding the footprint of Cottage Hall. There are many large and small gardened areas. They tend to feature native plants and provide many quiet garden spaces. Being responsible for the management of the Cottage Courtyard Gardens, I wanted to take you behind the scenes of the care of one tiny space in these gardens.
Mariana Bonfim, a PhD candidate in Biology at Temple University and Research Assistant with the recently established Temple Ambler Field Station, has been thinking a lot lately about relationships. But not in the way you might think. “Nature has a lot of different patterns, but why is an organism exactly the way it is? Why do sea anemones, for example, attach to hermit crabs? What is that relationship bringing to each of them?” asked Bonfim, 29, who arrived at Temple and Field Station Director Dr. Amy Freenstone’s Freestone Lab in 2015 having already amassed years of diverse research and teaching experience in Brazil.