Dine & Learn - Juday Creek’s Impact on Notre Dame

We welcome Dominic Chaloner, Ph.D, from the department of biological sciences, University of Notre Dame, to the IKES on Wednesday, Sept. 18th.

Mr. Chaloner will discuss how Father Sorin chose the “perfect” location for the university in 1842 based on all the surrounding water features including St. Mary’s lakes, the St. Joe river and Juday creek. The relationship between the University and Juday creek has continued to evolve over the past 177 years.

Juday creek has been used for many years by multiple undergraduate and graduate courses at Notre Dame. Courses include general ecology laboratory that Dominic has taught for the last decade. In this course,students learn the the opportunities and challenges of ecological fieldwork. For example, students study the process of decomposition on land and water in both urban and forested areas. Juday Creek, as it flows through our Izaak Walton league, is one of these areas.

From these ongoing studies by Notre Dame students, useful data has been generated over multiple years. This provides interesting insights about the ecosystems associated with Juday creek. Those insights have important implications for the ongoing restoration and management of Juday creek.

Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Program starts at 7:30 P.M.

Menu: Roast Beef with the trimmings

Cost: $9 for adults and FREE Hot Dogs for kids 12 and under!

Call in your reservations by Tuesday Sept. 17th by 10 A.M. at 272-3660