After reading about other cities that have piped their rivers and streams, the students traced the flow of UD’s very own Rubicon Creek which now flows underground carrying runoff from campus straight to the Great Miami. The class began with Bro. Don Geiger and Katie Schoenenberger reviewing sustainability and using maps to show the current path of the Rubicon Creek.
The students trekked out in the rain to four different sites on campus and reviewed historic photos of those locations. They answered questions about the cost/benefits of covering the Rubicon Creek and the sustainability of this practice.
Finally the students were asked to consider the Rubicon Creek and how UD should view sustainable planning in the future.