Hirundo Wildlife Refuge
Less than ten miles from the Orono campus, Hirundo Wildlife Refuge is a UMaine Trust and a research and learning destination for all students and faculty.
Hirundo is a historic, information-rich site for studying Maine flora and fauna. Its almost 2,500 acres of woodlands, wetlands, fields, and streams support preservation, education, research, and recreation. These resources serve as a living laboratory for courses ranging from Anthropology, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Forestry, all the way to Zoology.
CITL Instructional Designers collaborate with staff from Fogler Library’s Special Collections and Hirundo to gather and share current and historic aerial photos along with other data sets and samples specific to Hirundo lands. Faculty and students use and contribute their own research to an ever-growing body of interdisciplinary data to facilitate hands-on learning.
Drone footage from Hirundo Wildlife Refuge, Fall 2023
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