Intro to Erika Kazi

August 30, 2012


My name is Erika.  I love dogs, being outside, doing cartwheels, and pickles.  One of my favorite places in the world is Pharaoh Lake, but I have a lot and am still looking for more.  I won the science fair in 6th grade (awkward stage).  The picture below is from my physics class in high school — you don’t need a license to drive a sandwich.

Introduction to Alexx Bigham

August 30, 2012

My name is Alexx Bigham, I recently transferred to OWU from CSCC.  I’m majoring in zo and environmental studies.  I currently work in the Asia Quest region at the zoo, but have spent 9 years in various capacities working there.  So if it isn’t obvious I really want to be a zoo keeper. Otherwise, I like to be outside, hiking, caving (before WNS became an issue), or just being active.

This is a picture of the zoo’s newest, and proudest, additions – we just had our first litter of baby Amur tigers! 2 boys, in June.

My favorite colors are turquoise and red. I’m a happy, healthy vegetarian – I just really don’t like eggplant.  I’ve been to ~28 states. I want to through hike the Appalachian trail some day soon. My favorite birds are White-crested laughingthrushes, they’re one of the most fun birds I’ve ever interacted with and they’re incredibly smart. I watch a lot of “Through the Wormhole” but very little else on TV.

OWU & Delaware Sustainability Region Project Reports

August 30, 2012

Random image found on the Internets: My students tell me it shows a drill to prepare for a zoo emergency requiring moving a tiger. Huh.

Moved and expanded: Go to the Projects page (tab above).

Updated 9/6/11: Two additional reports added to list (at end).

Below find a series of reports on projects completed in Geography 360 Environmental Geography and Geography 355 GIS related to our proposed sustainability region. All involve issues of sustainability focusing on the natural and human environment around OWU and Delaware. Some of these projects may be followed up by students in Geography 360 this semester, or they at least give you a sense of the kind of project you could engage in.

Links below will open a PDF for each project:

Second post

August 30, 2012

So I know I posted already in current enviro events but this link was very interesting in terms of the relation between the two parties. I think this is a great way to get retired and returning veterans back into the swing of things in the states.


August 29, 2012

Hurricane Isaac has been downgraded now to an tropical storm but not before beating the heck out of New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Due to Isaac’s slowness floods have over taken the levees surrounding New Orleans. Because and emergency evacuation was not conducted before hand, rescue missions have now been started. Isaac’s path is expected to bring much needed rain to the Mid East states. Overall, Isaac has been both a disaster and a blessing.

Introduction to Caity Buzza

August 29, 2012

Senior studying zoology. Looking into going into zoo keeping. Work at Toledo Zoo and volunteer at the Ohio Wildlife Center and Delaware County Humane Society. Like to be outdoors.

Introduction to Melissa Guziak

August 29, 2012

Hi, my name is Melissa. I’m a Junior from Burlington, VT majoring in Biology and Environmental Studies. I love anything to do with the outdoors and being active. I spent the summer working on a trail crew in Whikseytown, CA and loved it. We built a bridge, made a new trail, moved lots of logs, parched a water ditch, and killed blackberry and poison oak. On campus I’m involved in the Women’s Ultimate Frisbee team (the Yetis), Environment and Wildlife Club, Outdoor Ministry Team, and I live in The Tree House.

I love Ohio in the fall and I’m excited for the leaves to start changing colors.

Updates for Fall 2012

August 21, 2012


Basic updates (syllabus, schedule) complete for Geography 360 Environmental Geography, Fall semester, 2012.