Presentation Title

A History of the Glacier Creek Preserve

Advisor Information

Thomas Bragg

Location

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

6-3-2015 1:30 PM

End Date

6-3-2015 1:45 PM

Abstract

In an ever-growing city, in an ever-encroaching suburb, a natural sanctuary thrives as a refuge to learn, view, and understand our historic Nebraska landscape. The Glacier Creek Preserve, located in northwest Omaha, is an extension of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus. Since donated to UNO in 1959 by Arthur and Antoinette Allwine, the original Allwine Prairie Preserve has undergone substantial change including the addition of a research and education facility and doubling in size to what is now referred to as Glacier Creek Preserve. Beginning in the 1970’s, a procession of UNO students and faculty have used the preserve to learn about our prairie heritage. Local schools and organizations, including Creighton University and a number of area public schools, have joined UNO in the use of the preserve. The preserve has also served as a location for research projects for UNO and Creighton undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and classes. While focusing on biological subjects, a diversity of other academic disciplines (e.g. geology, geography, literature, dance, etc.) also have taken advantage of the preserve for different research and educational projects. This project is a complete history of the Glacier Creek Preserve.

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Mar 6th, 1:30 PM Mar 6th, 1:45 PM

A History of the Glacier Creek Preserve

UNO Criss Library, Room 249

In an ever-growing city, in an ever-encroaching suburb, a natural sanctuary thrives as a refuge to learn, view, and understand our historic Nebraska landscape. The Glacier Creek Preserve, located in northwest Omaha, is an extension of the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s campus. Since donated to UNO in 1959 by Arthur and Antoinette Allwine, the original Allwine Prairie Preserve has undergone substantial change including the addition of a research and education facility and doubling in size to what is now referred to as Glacier Creek Preserve. Beginning in the 1970’s, a procession of UNO students and faculty have used the preserve to learn about our prairie heritage. Local schools and organizations, including Creighton University and a number of area public schools, have joined UNO in the use of the preserve. The preserve has also served as a location for research projects for UNO and Creighton undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and classes. While focusing on biological subjects, a diversity of other academic disciplines (e.g. geology, geography, literature, dance, etc.) also have taken advantage of the preserve for different research and educational projects. This project is a complete history of the Glacier Creek Preserve.