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TR science club focuses on nature

By Victor Henderson/multimedia editor

The Trinity River Natural Sciences Club is one of the newest organizations on TR Campus, but it is already hitting the ground running.

Club president Bob Copley said the idea came when he wanted to join a geology club, but TR had no science clubs.

“We decided that we should go ahead and incorporate more sciences to get more people’s interests,” he said. “Thus, the Trinity River Natural Sciences Club was born.”

One of the main projects the club works on is the community garden on TR Campus.

Although the garden was created before the club became established, the members have taken on the responsibility of upkeep along with Phi Theta Kappa and other clubs.

“The other clubs are supposed to take a month apiece to take care of the garden, and the Natural Sciences Club is backing them up,” he said. “If someone’s not watering it or taking care of it or doing the weeds, the Natural Science Club is going to back them up so the garden isn’t abused and neglected.”

On March 22, Campus Day of Service, the Natural Sciences Club will donate 50 Montezuma Cypress trees to TR Campus.

The fitness center and the club will co-sponsor the Wellness Path that day. The idea of the trail is to inspire scientists, Copley said.

North Texas has started a “Ten on Tuesday” campaign to help reduce litter. The idea is if 5,000 people pledge to pick up 10 pieces of litter each Tuesday for a year, the Metroplex can reduce litter by 2.6 million pieces.

“Getting more community awareness around the importance of recycling and other green initiatives is one of the Natural Science Club’s biggest goals,” said Rocky Eagon, club adviser. “I love that idea.”

TR student Amber Hart said she thinks “Ten on Tuesday” is something the club should focus heavily on.

“If I were in the club, I would actually promote that,” she said.

“I would get a big group of my friends and instructors to do it with me.”

Eagon said the club wants students and staff out of the stressful artificial world for a while and into the natural world.

He believes everyone should break away from the Internet, texting, traffic and concrete and enjoy the outdoors because of the health benefits from simply being outside in a natural environment.

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