Sam Shine Foundation

Education & Research

Education & Research

Sam Shine Foundation's

Education & Research Efforts

Across our properties and partner’s properties we’ve conducted research to achieve a better understanding of the natural world around us. 

In sharing our findings, we hope to educate people around us. For us education is one of the best ways of improving conservation efforts in the different communities we’re a part of.

See below to read through our Education & Research efforts so you can help us create a better tomorrow.

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Monarch Butterfly CategoriesEducation Research

Monarch Butterflies of the Eastern US

Monarchs begin their southern migration from September to October. Eastern and northeastern populations, up to 500,000 monarch butterflies, migrate at…

CategoriesEducation Research

Waldron Shale Project

The Waldron Shale Project is an educational initiative that gives teachers the training and materials to deliver fun and enlightening…

CategoriesEducation Research

Beaver Lodge at Sam Shine Foundation Preserve

Baby Beavers! Beaver kits help out at the new beaver lodge at Sam Shine Foundation Preserve in Monroe County, where…

CategoriesEducation Research

Forestry for the Birds

Pocket Guide for Landowners in Indiana and the Central Hardwoods Region by Allen Pursell and The Nature Conservancy.

Sam Shine Foundation Conservation CategoriesEducation Research

Thistle: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

All thistles are not bad, there is only one type of thistle that’s considered noxious enough for legal enforcement established…

CategoriesEducation Research

Pollinator Prairies & Improving Soils

SSF works to improve soil conditions through the building of organic content, especially on properties that have experienced decades of…

CategoriesEducation Research

Cavity Nesting Birds

Working with the SMG Bluebird Team to help declining species

CategoriesEducation Research

Riparian Buffer Zone Research Project

Research Question: What is the localized benefit to avian species within contigous riparian buffer zones of various structures & widths…

CategoriesConservation Education

8 Easy Steps to Build a Pollinator Ball

A fun way to help bees. Easy to make and plant, seed balls help increase habitat for all pollinators.

CategoriesEducation Research

How “Invasive” are Invasive (non-native) Species?

Very. Callery Pear has become one of the most significant invasive plant issues in the Midwest. The article below indicates…