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.
- Parking, traffic update: March 23, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018More than 1,000 attend vigil to mourn victims of pedestrian bridge tragedy
Wednesday, March 21, 2018Pedestrian Bridge FAQ
Tuesday, March 20, 2018Moment of silence honors victims of pedestrian bridge tragedy
Monday, March 19, 2018Message from President Rosenberg on March 19, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
- First-of-its-kind pedestrian bridge “swings” into place
Saturday, March 10, 2018Community gathers to watch 950-ton bridge move across Southwest 8th Street
Wednesday, March 14, 2018Are wetlands at risk as seas rise? Long-term data is key
Wednesday, December 27, 2017Hurricanes and earthquakes: Can one predict the other?
Tuesday, January 9, 2018Shark biologist teams up with aerospace engineer to discover behaviors of oceanic whitetips
Thursday, January 11, 2018