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Nature Hike
Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
July 20, 2009

      slide show of SEP nature hike participants at Griffy

IU Research and Teaching Preserve staff and volunteers led 56 students on interpretive hikes and scavenger hunts at Griffy Woods to teach them about invasive species, forest succession, defense mechanisms, and the interdependency of forest species. Students examined fungi and smelled sassafras and spicebush leaves as they made their way along the trails. The students gathered after the hikes for a brief discussion of what they had seen and learned.

The Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) is an exciting opportunity for Indiana minority high school students to broaden their horizons in Science. The SEP is open to Indiana high school minority students (including, but not limited to African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans) entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades in the fall.

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