Stupid Table!

Photo Found at http://www.freshvista.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Invasive-illo.jpg This weekend I had the chance to meet two of my friends pet rats for the first time.  It was only my second time meeting a pet rat and a nice reward at the end of my project, after the Festival of Scholars ended.  The hung out on my hand, crawled around…

What happens next?

Spring break just ended and my group for my engagement project has our final workshop on Friday.  This is our last chance to engage before the festival of scholars on April 16th.  For this post, I believe it would be most useful to simply lay out what has been done and what needs to be…

Engagement… With Friends?

Saturday my engagement group held our first workshop, and in many ways, it went surprisingly well considering we had a week to prepare.  Those who attended for the most part participated with thoughtful comments and listened openly to others.  Considering how quickly we introduced concept maps to them, they picked up on it fairly well….

Planning to engage

My engagement project group has gone through a little bit of a rough spot.  We decided very last minute that it was a good idea to do a “trial” or “pilot” workshop this Saturday to see how it goes and plan for errors.  If we only did the one on April 7th, than if all…

Thirteen Ways of Looking at Rats

  The reading for the class discussio]]><![CDATA[n my group is leading tomorrow, Thirteen Ways of Looking at Invasive Species, is exactly what it sounds like.  Larson (2007) gives thirteen perspectives from which we may or do view invasive species (IS as he refers to them).  Since rats themselves can be categorized as invasive species, I decided to…

Two Species at War

My groups engagement project has turned into an endeavor of art engagement surrounding urban ecology, and the beings in urban areas that are unwanted, considered waste, and considered a problem (discard studies to be more precise).  Feona, who has a strong interest in listening to people, will be focusing on the humans element, specifically houseless people.  Sierra is…