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Arboretums, delightfully known as “outdoor museums of trees,” are beautiful, peaceful places to visit. But college and university arboretums are much more than pretty green spaces. Arboretums promote a higher purpose – they serve as outdoor classrooms and living laboratories, offer opportunities for scientific research, promote conservation and engage in public outreach and education.
WASHINGTON, PA (March 24, 2021) — When you think about maple syrup, a college campus probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But students in Associate Professor of Biology Jason Kilgore’s Forest Ecology course see their campus landscape as an outdoor classroom, and, if maple trees are there, maple syrup can be made. …
Washington & Jefferson College in Washington County has earned renewal of its Level I Accreditation by The ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Program and The Morton Arboretum.
The W&J Campus Arboretum is four trees greener after students and community members came together Nov. 10 for a belated Arbor Day celebration to plant trees behind the Howard J. Burnett Center.