The Connecticut College Arboretum: A Bountiful Campus Resource, Nationally Recognized

Nov 1st, 2013 | By | Category: Birding, Wildlife

This past summer, the Connecticut College Arboretum received national recognition by Nerd Scholar, a website concerning the intricacies of higher education, which called the College one of the ten colleges/universities that “invest in our nation with Programs that take the lead in land preservation and restoration.” Other colleges and universities that garnered recognition for their arboretums or agricultural initiatives were the University of Maryland, the University of Vermont, Elmhurst College, South Seattle Community College and Hastings College. Connecticut College’s preserved open space, however, is the largest of them all, the second being Maryland at approximately 400 acres.

Mamacoke Island, the Caroline Black Garden between Winchester and Ridge apartments, the main Connecticut College campus itself, in addition to the enclosed space below Williams Street together comprise the 750-acre “Arbo.”

Director of the Arboretum Glenn Dreyer explained that Conn’s arboretum is fairly well known in the field of science teaching, but less recognized by the general public. “It’s nice that somebody noticed,” he said of the Nerd Scholar recognition. “It’s such a great asset for the College and the community.”

For more on this story, visit: The Connecticut College Arboretum: A Bountiful Campus Resource, Nationally Recognized | The College Voice.

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