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Keep on Movin'!

If you started exercising with the Terps on the Move program - don't stop moving just because the week of fun activities is over.   Students in the spring 2005 Woody Plants for Mid-Atlantic Landscapes class have just the thing to keep you walking - guides to the plants around campus.   If you take all 9 walks you will meet and learn about 71 different woody plant species, varieties or cultivars.

You may be thankful for the shade of a tree on a warm day.  You may even notice the crowd-stopping flowers on a saucer magnolia in early spring.  But chances are, most days you walk past the plants on campus without a second look.  This is an unhealthy visual affliction we call "the green blur".  Four out of five Woody Plants students agree: curing the green blur is essential to your health and well being.  Lucky for you, that cure is just a click away.

Students worked in teams to identify and map at least 10 plants along walking routes that cover much of the College Park campus.  They conducted research to find information on each of the plants and then applied their design talents and computer graphics skills to produce brochures to share that information with you.  The Teaching Assistants for the course, Kim Mead and John Majsztrik, helped the students throughout the process.

We hope that learning about the amazing plants all around you will make your trips around campus more interesting so that walking will become a long-term healthy habit.  Click on a link below, print out a guide, and get on your way to curing the green blur!

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