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Biodiversity Club

Purpose:  The BioDiversity Club is a student club for pre-professional, transfer students interested in organismal biology and conservation.  We seek to interact with the scientific community and to contribute to the student’s educational growth, recreational needs, and personal development.

Meetings:  In the past, the BioDiversity Club has held bi-weekly meetings for the purposes of discussing conservation and biodiversity related topics in a social setting.  In addition we host educational seminars and enjoy professor-guided field trips which enable students to experience biodiversity hands on.        

Past Activities:

Community Service

The biodiversity club volunteers in a variety of biodiversity/conservation related community service project with the following organizations:

  • West Michigan Environmental Action Council
  • Land Conservancy of West Michigan
  • Blandford Nature Center
  • Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
  • Michigan Butterfly Association

Past volunteer work has included:

  • Removal of invasive species
  • Caring for WMEAC’s rain garden/native plant nursery
  • Raising Monarch butterflies for release
  • Leading nature programs for area school children

Presentations

  • Michigan Owls in conjunction with the construction of Owl houses
  • Discovering a new species of Goldenrod from Michigan
  • How to rear Monarch butterflies

Field Trips

  • Visits to research labs at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University
  • Seidman Park
  • Amen Park
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes
  Interested? Find more information or join at http://grcc.orgsync.com/