Gardening at Leeper Park

Last Thursday, the Bowman Creek interns helped the city out by doing some gardening and landscaping work around the amphitheater, originally named the Ziegler Performance Center, at Leeper Park. This included replacing grass around the stage with flowers and bushes. You can take a look at our photos from the afternoon below. Advertisements

BCe2 Recycling Video Game

For her summer personal enrichment project, BCe2 intern Britney Arenas developed a video game that teaches young children about recycling with bananas, paper, and water bottles. The game was coded in MIT’s Scratch online software. Click the button below to play the game! Play Now!

BCe2 interns recognized at the 2017 Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards luncheon in Indianapolis

South Bend group supporting Alicia, Zach, & Britney On Wednesday, South Bend folks from InternSJC, Notre Dame, enFocus, Riley High School, and BCe2 made the trek to Indianapolis for the Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards honoring BCe2 nominees for “Intern of the Year” Alicia Czarnecki, Britney Arenas, and Zach Stewart along with the other nominees from … More BCe2 interns recognized at the 2017 Indiana INTERNnet Impact Awards luncheon in Indianapolis

Anthropology and Local Ethnography

Summer Internships in Community Anthropology and Local Ethnography: Create meaningful impact in your surrounding community! BCe2 is a partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address real world challenges in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, IN. Projects center around urban natural resources, sustainable placemaking, and data decision-support all with the local residents in mind. … More Anthropology and Local Ethnography

South Bend invests $50,000 in local “business incubator”

Via WNDU and South Bend Tribune.      A performance venue, an art gallery, a bar, a library, a co-working space, and the home of BCe2. In all, LangLab is the home to 15 startup businesses. Now, the city is going to help it renovate and expand. South Bend’s Redevelopment Commission is investing $50,000 into LangLab.   … More South Bend invests $50,000 in local “business incubator”

How connected technology is improving our underground water networks

The source of the following information is from the QUARTZ article by the same name. Read the original article here. Hidden beneath the city, there is a vast subway system. Not the kind of subway a New Yorker would ride to work, but the kind that water uses to move from Point A to Point B. There … More How connected technology is improving our underground water networks

2017 Internship Applications Open

Summer Internship Opportunity The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem (BCe2) is seeking intern candidates for a paid 10-week internship program for the summer of 2017. Candidates should be interested in working on a variety of community-based projects that will create real impact in the South Bend community. Passion in environmental monitoring, project/construction management, Arduino technology, and/or … More 2017 Internship Applications Open

Plans delayed for Ivy Tech’s garden from Green Sense Farms

WNDU – Indiana University South Bend just finished this mural for Green Sense Farms to take to their second Vertical Garden in China. Here in the US, Ivy Tech has been waiting on a similar garden promised by the company. Construction was expected to start earlier this year and be done in 2017. Now, it looks … More Plans delayed for Ivy Tech’s garden from Green Sense Farms

Historic Rainfall Causes Massive CSO, How Rain Gardens Can Help

South Bend has a combined sewer, meaning our stormwater mixes with our sewage in the same sewer system before being sent to the Wastewater Treatment Plant to be cleaned. But keep in mind, our sewer system only has a certain capacity. When we receive a lot of rain, the sewers fill up and begin to overflow. The only … More Historic Rainfall Causes Massive CSO, How Rain Gardens Can Help