The SPC Seminole campus, where I teach Composition 1, was built on Florida upland scrub. Here you’ll find tall pines covering an understory of palmetto bushes and ferns surrounding a lily pond. This is the heart of the Florida environment and it doesn’t existent anymore. Many of our students are new to college and new to Florida. So for their environmental sciences assignment, I take them to the Natural Habitat Trail on campus. They’re sure to see turtles, birds,  and butterflies  and maybe otters living within a few hundred yards of a major highway. This type of swampy  Florida environment has inspired poets to celebrate the beauty of the upland. I decided to create “poetry spots,” stickers with QR codes that link to a poetry webpage accessed via a smart phone.  The picture below shows three of my students testing the Poetry Spots on the natural habitat trail.

Poetry on the Trail