2019 Curtiss League Kick-Off highlights conservation

April 4, 2019
News

Departments of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology and Management host CALS young alums

By Dana Schweitzer

Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean's chair in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, joined Sue Blodgett on Saturday, March 30, to welcome members of the CALS young alumni initiative, Curtiss League, back to campus for their annual kick-off event. Attendees shared their advice for incoming ISU students, learned about a variety of conservation practicies, and enjoyed hands-on activities led by faculty and staff from the departments of Entomology and Natural Resource Ecology and Management (NREM), including:

  • Sue Blodgett, department chair -- Highlights from Entomology and NREM
  • Keith Bidne, USDA-ARS staff -- Monarch butterfly biology, annual migration, and life stages
  • Dick Schultz, NREM professor -- Global programs and service learning with CALS
  • Jan Thompson, NREM professor -- Urban riparian buffer design + field tour in Ames
  • Audrey Kennis, CALS staff -- Student recruitment and retention
  • Daniel J. Robison, endowed dean's chair -- The CALS advantage + group photo

Thank you to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for the opportunity to connect with early career professionals by sharing news of ongoing research, teaching and Extension work at Iowa State! 

photo of Curtiss League participants with adult monarch butterfly photo of Curtiss League participants exploring the monarch butterfly life cycle examples 

photo of Curtiss League participants touring urban riparian buffer with Jan Thompson in Ames, Iowa photo of Curtiss League participants touring urban riparian buffer in Ames, Iowa

photo of Sue Blodgett presenting to 2019 Curtiss League kick-off attendees photo of Dr. Daniel J. Robison, Endowned Dean, with 2019 Curtiss League kick-off attendees