Facelift for Ecological Preserve Thanks to Students

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Biological Sciences students Chris Halsch (left) and Robert Fofrich (right)

 

Two undergraduate interns with the Ayala School’s Center for Environmental Biology recently received a grant from UCI’s The Green Initiative Fund to develop interpretive signs and begin to develop a plan for use of UCI’s Ecological Preserve. Chris Halsch, a dual major in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Earth System Science, and Robert Fofrich, Earth System Science major, worked with lab manager Kimberly Huxman for a quarter on the proposal. The project included integrating with Ayala School faculty and facilities managers to plan $22,000 worth of upgrades to directional and informational signs that will be placed in and around the preserve, located adjacent to campus to the west.

“This project is student driven and should prove to be an asset to UCI for many years to come,” shared Professor Travis E. Huxman, Ecology and Environmental Biology and Director, Center for Environmental Biology.

 

If you’d like to learn more about you can support undergraduate and graduate students at the Ayala School, please contact Andrew DiNuzzo at 949.824.2734 or adinuzzo@uci.edu.

 

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