By: Ashley Bergeron
The Botany Club, an organization at IU South Bend for students who are interested in plants and the environment, held their first meetings on Aug. 29 and 30. This club is open to all students, regardless of major.
The president, vice president, and treasurer of this club are Mel Hendrickson, Brandon Bentley, and Qaiden Redmond. The faculty advisor is biology professor Dr. Andrew Schnabel.. The Botany Club is currently looking for a secretary and additional officers to help run meetings.
The meetings for Botany Club will depend on the availability of the members. By using the online service “When is Good”, they figure out what day and time is best for the majority of the members. The location will depend on what the meeting is about.
Some of the meetings are events. Events that the Botany club are planning this year include hiking, planting native wildlife, growing vegetables and other plants to give back to members of the IU South Bend community, and attending the Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. Botany Club also plans to offer volunteer opportunities.
“Join the club,” Vice President Brandon Bentley said. “It would look good on your resume, and you will get to do exercise and meet new people.”
If you have questions about joining Botany Club or what they do, you can contact them via Titan Atlas.