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Hope Dubois handles a chick that was born in one of the nesting stations placed around the Biddeford Campus as part of the Univ
Hope Dubois '21 handles a chick that was born in one of the nesting stations placed around the Biddeford Campus as part of the University’s Mosquito Control Program. The program aims to reduce the number of mosquitoes on campus by growing mosquito-repellent plants and by using a natural predator approach that encourages the nesting of bats and mosquito-eating birds.

Sustainability Office summer intern Hope Dubois says mosquitoes are for the birds!

July 27, 2018

An irate mother bird squawks angrily at Hope Dubois ’21 as she gingerly scoops a newborn chick from its nest into her cupped hand. It is difficult to precisely locate...

Elissa Kane '19 tends to UNE's honey bee hives as part of her summer internship with the University's Office of Sustainability.
Elissa Kane '19 tends to UNE's honey bee hives as part of her summer internship with the University's Office of Sustainability. The hives are one component of UNE's Edible Campus Initiative.

What’s the buzz on the Edible Campus Initiative?

July 20, 2018

Elissa Kane ’19, a double major in Environmental Studies and Business Administration, never envisioned herself wearing beekeeper’s gear at college. “I’m so scared of bees,” she admits. But her summer...

Noah Perlut and his Environmental Studies students are conducting the GapTracks Project
Noah Perlut and his Environmental Studies students are conducting the GapTracks Project

UNE students research the wildlife impact of closing the Eastern Trail gap

June 21, 2018

Noah Perlut, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, is curious about the impact that connecting two sections of the Eastern Trail in Scarborough, Maine, will have on...

Noah Perlut stands beside Bowdoin College’s copy of the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s Birds of America. The red-he
Noah Perlut stands beside Bowdoin College’s copy of the double-elephant folio edition of Audubon’s 'Birds of America.' An image of the red-headed woodpecker was revealed at the most recent monthly page-turning event. Perlut spoke about the species to an enthusiastic crowd of students, faculty and “birders” from the Brunswick area community.

UNE ornithologist Noah Perlut gives talk at Bowdoin’s 'Birds of America' page-turning event

March 06, 2018

On March 1, Noah Perlut, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, served as a special guest at the Bowdoin College library, where he gave a talk about...

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