Landscape Architecture

As most students headed to their first day of classes Monday, the UNL-ASLA Student Chapter spent the day volunteering at Homestead National Monument of America assisting them with the total eclipse. Eleven of the Landscape Architecture Program’s second and third year students, Austin Arens, Ashley Roxroth, Hannah LoPresto, Rachel Reynolds, Keely Anderson, Jerry Philbin, Daniel Hinz, Darby Buckley, Jacob Jurgens, Brendan Schartz and Kristina Harms, spent the day with 30,000 of their closest friends. It was a day full of fun, first time experiences and community. The group left campus at 5 am, arrived in time to meet Bill Nye, toured the prairie and visitor center and then volunteered by parking cars and giving tours of the Freeman School. They were rained on, eaten by bugs, ate subs and pizza, drank lots of water and dealt with irritated visitors who were all trying to leave the Homestead Monument at the same time. As one of the students said, “this was a once in a life time event and glad I was a part of it!” You guys ROCK!

-Kim Wilson