Monthly Archives: February 2016

ESM Service Event at the Penn State Arboretum!

The GSO is organizing a spring service event that is open to all graduate students, faculty, staff, and their families. We will be helping with invasive species removal and trail maintenance at the Arboretum from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday, March 26th. The GSO will provide coffee and donuts, and the Arboretum will provide some beautiful nature! This will be a fun opportunity to spend time outdoors while helping achieve management goals for land near and dear to our hearts.

More details to come but be sure to mark your calendars!
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ESM Crock-pot Cook Off!

The ESM GSO is pleased to announce that we will be holding our second annual Crock-pot Cook Off on Wednesday March 2nd from 11:30-1:30 in 217 FRB. We are seeking volunteers to enter the contest and ask volunteers to contact us at ecosystem.gso@gmail.com by Thursday Feb 25th if they are interested in participating. Please shoot us an email at  if you need access to a crockpot or would like to arrange a carpool. Entry is free, tasting is $3 and extra bowls are $1. There will also be a 50/50 raffle! We encourage everyone to bring their own containers/ utensils if possible. See the attached flyer for more information.

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Joint Coffee Hour and Poster Informational Session

There will be a joint coffee hour with Ecology on Wed, Feb 24th starting at 11:30am in Forest Resources Building (room number to be determined).  During the coffee hour, Dr. Doug Miller will be doing a poster info-session. He’ll talk about things like how to format your poster for printing, what kind of font to use, what type of file to save it as, and what resolution your images should be. Come get some coffee and snacks before heading to colloquium!