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Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Spring 2017 Seminars

When: Spring semester 2017
Where: Eppley Center

Check out the new schedule of seminars for the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior department. Seminars are offered on a wide range of topics, with titles like “Coevolution in a bee-orchid mutualism” and “Octopus brain and development.” A complete schedule can be found here.

Ice Worlds

When: Jan. 6 - Apr. 1, 2017 | Various times
Where: MSU Talbert and Leota Abrams Planetarium

Keeping with this year's WaterMovesMSU Initiative, this show will explore the importance of water and ice to the existence of life. Take a journey through the Polar Regions and examine ecosystems on our planet and beyond. More information is available on the planetarium website.


When: Feb. 5 - Apr. 1, 2017
Where: East Lansing Campus

MSU is participating in an eight-week recycling competition, allowing us to see how we stack up against 400 colleges and universities across the country. Be sure to be on your best environmental behavior so you can "get caught green handed," and learn more about participating in the competition here.

Center for Gender in Global Context Undergraduate Research Showcase

When: Mar. 31 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 3rd Floor International Center

The Center for Gender in Global Context invites MSU undergraduate students to present research exploring issues of gender, women and sexuality locally, nationally and globally for its fourth biennial undergraduate research conference. Registration is free and open to the public and includes lunch for pre-registered attendees. Register and learn more here.

Patagonia Worn Wear Event

When: Mar. 31 | 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: MSU Auditorium

Join the MSU Surplus Store & Recycling Center, Patagonia and PLAN as they take part in the effort to divert clothing from landfills, celebrate the wear of clothing and provide recycle and repair assistance. Learn more here.

90 years of Sustaining the Vision

When: Apr. 2 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary

Enjoy free admission and a spring walk at the Sanctuary, in celebration of W.K. Kellogg's birthday and his land gift to MSU that created the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary. Guided tours will be offered at the Kellogg Manor Hours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more here.

Student Organic Farm Stand

When: April through October | Thursdays 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: Farm Lane in front of the Auditorium

The Student Organic Farm Stand is opening for the season on April 6 for all your vegetable, fruit, flower, herb and transplant needs! All food is fresh, local and USDA certified organic, supporting food systems education at MSU. Learn more here.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on Regional Water Resources

When: Apr. 6 | 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Main Library

Join the MSU Main Library for a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, which is an organized event to improve coverage of regional water resources. Both new and experienced Wikipedia contributors are welcome! Refreshments will be served. Register and learn more here.

Friends of Maple River Cleanup Event

When: Apr. 8 | 9 a.m.
Where: Elsie/Maple River Dam site on Island Road

Volunteers can join Friends of the Maple River for their annual spring cleanup and log jam removal along the Maple River. They will meet at 9 a.m. on the south side of old Elsie Dam. Learn more here.

Spartans Will Power Global Day of Service

When: Apr. 8 | all day

The Spartans Will Power Global Day of Service is our way of showing the world the extraordinary impact Spartans can make in a single day. This organized, collaborative effort will bring Spartans together to serve others in their communities while demonstrating the reach and power of the Spartan network. Find a project or learn more about getting involved here.

Clinton Global Initiative Information Session and Workshop

When: Apr. 10 | 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: 116 Eppley Center

Undergraduate Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting an information session and mini workshop for students interested in applying to the Clinton Global Initiative at Northeastern University in Boston October 2017. Learn more here.

Dessert with Discussion: Protecting Michigan Lakes and Rivers from Invasive Species

When: Apr. 11 | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Kellogg Biological Station Auditorium

Aquatic invasive species have caused severe ecological and economic damage in Michigan. Learn how these invaders are reaching our lakes and rivers and how to prevent new invasions, over coffee, tea, and delicious locally-sourced desserts. Register and learn more here.

ESPP 2017 Fate of the Earth Symposium

When: Apr. 12 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center

The Environmnetal Science and Policy Program's 4th annual symposium explores the challenges and opporutnities we face in enhancing human well-being while also protecting the environment. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.

MSU Surplus Store Spring Bike Sale

When: Apr. 15 | all day
Where: MSU Surplus Store

The MSU Surplus Store is thrilled to bring back their Spring Bike Sale! Choose from nearly 500 bikes in all styles, brands, and conditions. Some are ready to ride while others need repair, but the MSU Bikes Service Center will be on hand to provide a better idea of what is needed. Learn more here.

Beal Botanical Garden Tour: Spring Ephemerals of the World

When: Apr. 20 | 12:10 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Where: Beal Botanical Garden

Join Beal Botanical Garden assisant curator Peter Carringon to examine the beautiful earliest spring flowers that MSU imports from all over the temporate world. The tour will begin near the shed in the garden. Learn more here.

Earth Day: Free Admission

When: Apr. 22 | all day
Where: Kellogg Biological Station Bird Sanctuary

Enjoy free admission to the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary in celebration of Earth Day. Bring a friend and enjoy our beautiful planet earth! Learn more here.

Healthy Campus Initiative Day of Play

When: Apr. 28 | 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: East Lansing Campus

The MSU Healthy Campus Initiative is offering a Day of Play at many campus locations! Gather a team or come on your own, spend as little as 10 minutes or take an hour and play your stress away. Learn more here.




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