Plans to deconstruct part of FIU’s Nature Preserve and build intramural athletic fields with an attempt to reconstruct a “new” wetlands elsewhere reeks of misplaced logic regarding an environmentally sensitive pineland area, one of the few that remain in South Florida. (Debate swirls as FIU eyes preserve for athletic fields)
The plan, which was approved on Friday by FIU’s trustees, appears lacking in pedagogical growth regarding STEM education, where according to writer Jenny Staletovich “more than 25 courses in nine different departments” use the preserve is an important aspect of FIU’s core development that facilitates learning.
Mary Lou Pfeiffer, Miami
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