In March 2013 members of the FIU Honors College traveled to Nicaragua’s Ometepe Island – one of the world’s natural wonders and a UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserve – as part of alternative Breaks. Students worked alongside local community members and scoured the forest floors for seeds of specific species of trees that are on the brink of local extinction. Then, they collected organic soil that they mixed with sand and planted the collected seeds in small containers. Once planted, the seeds will be organized into sections and the local population will assume responsibility for continued watering and care until the saplings are ready for replanting.
- University's next strategic plan to align closely with BOG performance funding model
Friday, January 23, 2015Cindy Russo retires after 36 years as women's basketball head coach
Friday, January 23, 2015Cuban-American Ebola fighter goes where others fear to tread
Friday, January 23, 2015Origami research continues to unfold
Thursday, January 22, 201550@50: Orange Bowl stunt an early "win" for FIU football
Thursday, January 22, 2015
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Monday, December 1, 2014Master of Art Education exhibition displays art with a personal touch
Tuesday, December 9, 2014What changes with new U.S.-Cuba foreign policy?
Wednesday, December 17, 2014Miami-Dade voters say 'yes' to FIU’s expansion plans
Tuesday, November 4, 2014Everything you need to know about the FIU basketball home openers Nov. 14
Wednesday, November 12, 2014