February 13th, 2014
Brian Palermo and I brought a big dose of ABT’s and Bunny, Bunnies to the undergrads and grad students of LSU and Southern University. Our host said it made an impact — especially the ABT.
TELLING SCIENCE TALES OF THE BAYOU
We had a really enthusiastic group of 32 undergrads, grad students and postdocs from both LSU and Southern University. A lot of the S.U. students were studying “urban forestry,” and we learned some very cool urban forest facts we never knew — like China has the most urban forested city in the world, Chongqing, with a population of 34 million, and is almost 50% vegetated. The closest city in the U.S. is Sacramento in the low 40’s.
Here’s what Gene emailed me on Monday: “It was great, and our usual monday AM discussion was kept in line by a collective effort to identify the ABTs and to insert them if not. My colleague at Southern University sent a note saying her students were continuing to talk about it amongst themselves today. She really liked it. I’m sure that I’ll hear much more. You’ve left all of us things to think about and reforms to put in place.”
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