The Notre Dame Linked Experimental Ecosystem Facility (ND-LEEF), a unique environmental research collaboration between the University of Notre Dame and St. Patrick’s County Park, will host its fourth annual Science Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016.
At the event, the public can learn about a variety of innovative environmental research happening at Notre Dame. Scientists from the Colleges of Science and Engineering will conduct on-site demonstrations and answer questions. Science Sunday also includes hands-on exhibits for children of all ages and public tours of the facility, which is home to a pair of bald eagles!
The event will be held at ND-LEEF’s Morrison Family Education and Outreach Pavilion, which was constructed in 2014 to enhance year-round community engagement. Complimentary light refreshments will be provided. Click for Directions to ND-LEEF.
Located five miles north of campus within St. Patrick’s County Park, ND-LEEF includes two state-of-the-art experimental watersheds designed to bridge the controlled environment of a laboratory with the uncontrolled environment found in nature. Each experimental watershed replicates the complex natural system of ponds, streams and wetlands while allowing scientists to manage such factors as stream bottom substrate and water flow for their research.
ND-LEEF is part of the University’s Environmental Change Initiative. ND-ECI works to find solutions to society’s complex environmental challenges, minimize the trade-offs between human welfare and environmental health.
Originally published by Alex Gumm at environmentalchange.nd.edu on September 15, 2016.