The RORG Team is happy to announce the addition of Student Team member Piper Siblik for the summer of 2022 thanks to a NIFA Research and Extension Experiences for Undergraduates grant. Piper will be helping to build an interactive virtual map of the garden to help RORG volunteers maintain the garden while building on our public outreach and education efforts. She will also be attending RORG volunteer events throughout the summer with other members of the Team.
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, Restoration Ecology and Geography + Geographic Information Sciences
Piper is a senior at UIUC pursuing a dual major in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences concentrating in Ecosystem Stewardship and Restoration Ecology and Geography + Geographic Information Sciences concentrating in GIS. In her free time, Piper enjoys outdoor recreation, critical analysis of pop culture and media, and cycles through periods of intense dedication to various athletic pursuits such as bouldering, ice-skating, and basketball. With a background in restoration and ecology, Piper gravitated towards to Red Oak Rain garden due to its native vegetative diversity and value as a community resource. She looks forward to contributing to the garden and its volunteers through the development of an interactive web map resource.
Past Student Teams
Spring 2022 – Sydney Nielsen
Spring/Summer 2021 – Sandra Bjerga
Fall 2020: ENVS 492 – Lauren Lindow, Ariel Gomez, Maggie Nutter & Nina Jurko