THE DEVELOPER’S MIDNIGHT FANTASY By Annemarie Waugh

THE DEVELOPER’S MIDNIGHT FANTASY By Annemarie Waugh Outdoor Art & LIVE Music & Dance WHEN September 23 – October 7, 2021LIVE PERFORMANCES Sept 23 @ 1 pmSept 29 @1 pm WHERE Ashley Schiff PreserveSouth CampusStony Brook UniversityPublic Parking Life Sciencesdmfantasy.com DETAILS Art, Poetry, Music, Dance, Neuroscience Art by Annemarie Waugh, Poetry by Michelle Whittaker @michpoto,…

Cryptic Encounters

Winters on Long Island are long and gray. For half of the year, oak skeletons and decaying leaves indicate a dead, barren landscape. But a surprising number of discoveries can be made in the seemingly vacant forest. Cryptic coloration, or camouflage, is a major force behind what I perceive as species blindness. We’ve all seen…

A Reminder for the Modern Conservationist

When you hear the word “conservationist”, what comes to mind? Maybe it’s the image of someone who holds a respect for the environment, devoting time into making conscious decisions and going against the status quo of a destructive, unsustainable society. Possibly the image is of someone who is actively working towards restoring a broken habitat…

Imperfections of the Zero Waste Movement

The zero waste movement encourages consumers to reduce their trash production and urges a shift to a circular way of using resources. Emphasis is placed on items lifecycles including production and end of life. In the 2010s, images of sea life dying from plastics in the ocean and the statistic that the average american produces…

The Need to Act

American culture glorifies moral complacency, from Batman choosing not to kill Joker to politicians sending thoughts and prayers instead of actions, American culture praises those who do nothing “wrong” instead of those that make loud and lasting change. It discourages subversive actions and behaviors by painting them as morally ambiguous but allows inaction to lauded…

Ashley Schiff Preserve Awareness Assessment 2021

Our third Awareness Assessment survey is out! What do you think about your own university campus environment? How do you think the university should handle the forests on campus? Tell us about it and share your ideas! who? Current Stony Brook University Undergraduate students from any academic programs About? Your knowldge and opinion on Stony…

Veganism and Vegetarianism- What’s Really Ethical?

With rising awareness of the impact agriculture and raising livestock has on climate change and the quality of the environment, many environmentalists are making the switch to veganism and vegetarianism. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, their 2014 reports stated that 24% of global greenhouse gas emissions came from agriculture, forestry,…

A Strategy for Successful Environmental Conservation at a community level: Ashley Schiff Preserve and Stony Brook University

This year’s World wildlife day theme is Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet. According to the website (www.wildlifeday.org), “on 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora…

Forests and their Benefits

 Forests are often taken for granted, but their existence is crucial for supporting human life on Earth – we need them to survive. The rate of net forest loss has been declining over the past decades. However, the main reason behind the decline in forest loss in the most recent decade is still due to…

The “Trump Manatee” is a Symbol of Our Society

I am sure many of you have seen/read with a painful heart the report of a Florida Manatee discovered with scarring on its body which spells the word, the name “Trump”. Personally, I find it challenging to muster the right words to describe this cynical act, no matter what was etched into this defenseless animal….