Where Exceptional Begins

Category: Nature Center


By Darren Krolikowski

Hello Raiders! This month, in honor of Earth Day, the Green Raiders are promoting and hosting some events that you all should know about:

  • April 17 – Stark Parks is hosting a clean-up on the Mahoning Valley

Spring “Greening”

By: Sophie Ramsey

Hey ‘Ders! We’re used to being Purple all year, but we also have a chance to be Green Raiders all year round and take care of our planet, too! It can be difficult being a student, sibling, …

The Scary Truth About PLASTIC

By Mallory Glenn, Green Raider

Did you know that during the last decade, we have produced more plastic than the amount that was produced throughout the entire 20th century? Statistics show that the typical American throws away nearly 200 lbs. …

Upcycle That!

Posted on June 8th, by University of Mount Union Students in Expert Voices, Nature Center. Comments Off on Upcycle That!

Flower BouquetsBy Jamie Greiner

Upcycling is taking an item that is no longer needed or wanted and transforming it into something that is either useful or creative.  Here are examples of what some upcycle companies are doing.  Terracycle collects specific difficult …

Periodical Cicadas have arrived!

Posted on May 31st, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Periodical Cicadas have arrived!

By now, you have probably heard about the big cicada invasion coming to NE Ohio. If you haven’t, well, then you were probably taken aback this weekend if you live anywhere near an emergence site. There are a number of …

Observing an Early Spring

Posted on February 8th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Observing an Early Spring

The weather of the winter of 2015-16 as been undeniably odd.  Honestly, I use the term “winter” loosely at this point. The majority of people would probably agree that winter encompasses the months of December, January, and February. Winter officially …

Let’s Talk “Neature”

Posted on November 3rd, by University of Mount Union Students in Hands-on Experience, Nature Center, Research. Comments Off on Let’s Talk “Neature”

My Exceptional Experience as a Research Intern by Jenna Belli

This past summer, I had a great opportunity working as an Environmental Science Research Intern at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center. I had originally heard about the internship from my Biology …

Wildflowers Emerge at UMU Nature Center

Posted on April 14th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Wildflowers Emerge at UMU Nature Center

Despite the lengthy spell of winter weather through the end of March this year, the area’s spring wildflowers are beginning to rise from the soil and open their blossoms. Cultivated flowers such as tulips and daffodils are common sights in …

Be a Citizen Scientist

Posted on September 24th, by Adam Zorn in Nature Center. Comments Off on Be a Citizen Scientist

Citizen science is scientific research conducted with contributions by amateur or nonprofessional scientists (aka the general public). Many large-scale data collection projects would not be possible without the voluntary contributions of citizen scientists. Some of the most well-known citizen science …

Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

Posted on August 4th, by Justin Lepley in Campus, Nature Center. Comments Off on Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt

Looking for an excuse to get out of the house this summer? Consider the Summer Photo Scavenger Hunt at the Huston-Brumbaugh Nature center. It’s a great way to spend some time outside with friends. The scavenger hunt is perfect …