Pollinators and Garden Design

Christina Kaunzinger (Landscape Architecture)
Kimberly Russell (Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources)

Explore the relationship between pollinators and garden design in the newest campus Living Lab. Can plantings at home, at work, and on campus enhance pollinator abundance and diversity? Do some gardens support more pollinators than others? Students will address these questions by monitoring plots installed by the Landscape Architecture Planting Design Course in the Living Labs complex located around the Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health on the Cook/Douglass campus. Class time will focus on active learning experiences: pollinator observation in the field, plant identification in the lab, data analysis in Excel, and creation of communication products.

Course Number: 
11:090:101 section 23 index 12299