All of the Above
We hosted a student discussion series called All of the Above in Fall of 2020. We felt like the moment called for a space for students to hold space for one another and learn from the experience of their peers. We met every week for 11 weeks and heard from inspiring student organizers. Here is a list of topics and resources.
- 9/11 – Kaya Epstein – Transformative Justice – View the recording
- 9/18 – Roshan Khan – Gen Z for the Trees – View the recording
- 9/25 – Vida Nwadiei – Colorism – Watch her organization’s TED Talk
- 10/2 – Srikari Punyamurtula – Environmental Justice – View the recording
- 10/9 – Jordan Walters – Mutual Aid – Recommended resources
- 10/16 – Lynn Huynh – Food Justice and Memories of Belonging
- 10/23 – Erica Hoffman & Monica Sandoval – The Problems Facing Urban Schools
- 10/30 – Isabelle Costello – Why UT Should Acknowledge Climate Change
- 11/6 – Alexis Salim – Hungry Horns and Food Insecurity
- 11/13 – Sheryl Lawrence – AccessibilUT
- 11/20 – Rhys Wilkinson – Climate Activism and Mental Health
- Map of the remaining Blackland Prairies
- Blackland Prairie plant list
- Native bee identification guide
- BRIT Native American Ethnobotany Database
Orgs and resources we love
- The Institute of Queer Ecology
- antenna – the journal of nature in visual culture
- Feral Atlas
- Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing
- Children in Nature Collaborative of Austin’s Recommended Readings on Racial Equity in Outdoor and Environmental Leadership
- UT-Austin Racial Geography Tour
- Anti-Racism in the Outdoors Resource Kit
- The Institute for Interspecies Art and Relations
- Children and Nature’s Health Resource Library
iNaturalist is a citizen science project that allows you to contribute to scientific research while learning more about the the plants, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, arachnids, and fungi that we share planet Earth with.
It’s accessible at iNaturalist.org or as a smartphone app (iPhone, Android).
Have you ever been on a walk and wondered what that gorgeous flower is? With iNaturalist you can just simply take a picture and often it identifies it for you right away, if their identification doesn’t look right to you—leave it up to the iNaturalist community to identify it. There are almost three million observers that can lend a hand.
Half-Pint in the News
- University of Texas at Austin students are seeding the future – Central Texas Gardener
- Students plant prairie, make campus more sustainable – The Daily Texan
- Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie – The Office of Sustainability
- Campus Environmental Center conducts controlled fire on campus – The Daily Texan
- Prescribed fire at the Half-Pint Prairie – Central Texas Gardener
- Half-Pint’s environmental education lesson plans for fourth graders
- The Blanton Museum’s natural beauty coloring pages
Click the pictures to learn more!
Texan By Nature
Texan by Nature awards are given to conservation projects that emphasize people, prosperity, and natural resources.
Monarch Watch Waystation
Monarch Watch Waystations provide valuable sanctuaries for southern traveling Monarchs by providing access to milkweed, nectar plants, and a safe place to rest.
Bee Campus USA
We worked with the Beevo Beekeeping Society, Landscape Services, the Office of Sustainability, and faculty to certify UT as a Bee Campus USA to ensure that we are always taking care of the pollinators that attend our school.
Native Prairie Association of Texas Recognized Prairie
Registering a prairie with NPAT, means that you will make sure that it has, is, and always will be well taken care of.
National Wildlife Federation Wildlife Habitat
NWF certifications are given when a landscape installation provides food, water, shelter, places to raise young, and exercises sustainable practices.