Battersby, '14, Explores Great Lakes Economic Evolution in Chicago
Gerry Battersby, '14, combined his knowledge in political science, economics, and history with the research opportunities available as a participant in the Newberry Research Fellowship Program in Chicago to begin working on a thesis analyzing the economic evolution of the Great Lakes region after the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 along with the installation of railroads in the 1850s.
Hilo to Honolulu: First-Year Students Study Hawaiian Culture, Education
January isn't so cold for several Albion College students who took education professor Suellyn Henke's first-year seminar "Mauka and Makai: A Sense of Place and Education in Hawai’i." Five students (along with upperclass mentor Elaine Starkey and registrar Drew Dunham) toured parts of Hilo and Oahu, visiting a school, national parks, and other places, learning about Hawaiian culture and educational opportunities offered by the unique community and environment.
Whitehouse Nature Center Hosts 'Bee School' for Beginner, Intermediate Keepers
Beekeepers get the buzz on starting and improving hives with a Michigan Beekeepers Bee School. The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 23, hosted at Albion College's Whitehouse Nature Center.
In addressing the growing community of local beekeepers, this year's bee school will have sessions for beginning and intermediate beekeppers, along with people who have never started a hive. Classes will focus on the natural history of the honeybee, hive care,ordering bees, bee pests/parasites and more. Local bee vendors will be on hand and all classes are taught by experienced beekeepers.
Pre-registration is $45 and additional family members can register for $35/person. Lunch and refreshments are included. For more information and to register for Bee School go to www.michiganbeekeepers.com/coming-events or contact Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center director David Green,
Whitehouse Nature Center Offers Entertaining, Exploring 'Nature Tots'
An exploration of nature specifically designed for young children is offered Friday, January 25, at the Albion College Whitehouse Nature Center. "Nature Tots" invites children ages 3-5 for fun, crafts and games from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Nature Tots provides each child with the opportunity to investigate the natural world of wildlife and plants. Children should have warm clothing for outdoor activity, and must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is free and pre-registration is encouraged. To register or for more information, contact David Green, director of the Whitehouse Nature Center, at 517/629-0582 or