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This page is part of the campus environmental stewardship tour. To return to the tour, which includes a map and descriptions, please click here.

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum  

Water  WATER


PHOTOS

Arboretum entrance Arboretum pond

Arboretum pond Arboretum bridge

 Photos by JMU Creative Services.


STUDIES

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Weather and Stormwater Flow Report, Advisor: Dr. Robert Brent, Department of Integrated Science and Technology, Intern: Jeff Ralph, April 2013.


COURSES ENGAGED WITH THE FACILITY PREVIOUSLY

Art 104. Drawing I

GEOG 470. Senior Seminar on Global Biodiversity

ISAT 112. Environmental Issues in Science and Technology (General Education Course, Cluster 3)

ISAT 320. Fundamentals of Environmental Science

SCI 166. Environment in Context

IDLS 395. Topics in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies

PSYC 749. Multicultural Perspectives of Intervention

Example of Learning Opportunities

Dr. Heather Peckham Griscom, Department of Biology, and her students have collected statistical data from a one-hectare test plot of 300 native species trees found within the woodland of the Arboretum. Through this data, they can study the timing of leaf and flower flush in the spring, and they may also track bird migration and arboreal diseases. These data are entered into to the USA National Phenology Network to help document the phenological response to climate change and will be available to the research community and the general public. Learn more about how the arboretum is included in curriculum and research at JMU here.   


VISIT THE EDITH J. CARRIER ARBORETUM WEBSITE

http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/


We also invite you to learn more and to participate in JMU environmental stewardship efforts.

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