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The Geauga Campus Biological Diversity Students Go Canoeing

Posted Sep. 12, 2013

 dr naji fall 2013

Kent State University at Geauga Students are learning about wetland ecology right in their own backyard.  The Biological Diversity class with Professor Jodi Naji took a field trip to Burton Wetland's Lake Kelso to study the biological diversity of a bog environment.  Senior Naturalist,  Dan Best,  from the Geauga Park District talked to the students about the glacial geology of the lake and the plant and animal life of the area.  The class then boarded canoes to view lake life up close while the naturalist pointed out a variety of species both in the water and on the shore.

Student, Elizabeth Robinson said, "Mitch Myers. the academic lab coordinator for the campus, set this lab up months ago and it was a huge success. Lake Kelso, a natural "kettle" bog, afforded us with a lot to explore and opportunities to learn through such an environment! It was a lot of fun and well worth the trip to Burton Wetlands."

Students from Dr. Naji's class who enjoyed the outing include: Gabrielle Benitez-Lee, Allison Bloom, Jennifer Brown, David Burton, Seth Chan, Ashley Claypool, Eric Dayila, Colin Gower, Sarah Mast, Caraline Nelson, Elizabeth Robinson, and Faith Walton.