At times, this last expedition felt like a much-needed vacation. Again, we were graced with good weather and had sunshine every day. On average, we were seeing 15-20 lemurs a day. Even after having studiedContinue reading
There is a dire need for water security in our world. This truth led me down a path of science in order to fully understand and assess how to get millions of people access to safe water.
I came to the Nicholas School to learn how to work on environmental issues at a community level. I decided to undertake the Community-Based Environmental Management (CBEM) Certificate while getting a Master’s of Environmental ManagementContinue reading
Snow had already begun to fall over Moosehead Lake. It had been an unseasonably warm December for Maine in 2015, but the temperature had dropped in recent days and was now hovering around 10 degrees withContinue reading
On May 13, smack in the middle of Mother’s Day weekend, birders fanned out across the world to count birds as well as bird species. Organized by eBird, an online bird observation platform run byContinue reading
One of my favorite aspects of my internship with National Parks Conservation Association is the emphasis on getting out into the field and visiting the national parks we are fighting so hard to protect. OneContinue reading
The tumultuous past between the Australian government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people has contributed to a controlled and confusing water management system.
As anyone who has previously done field work knows, nothing ever goes as planned. I don’t define success as “nothing going wrong,” but more along the lines of adapting to issues as they arise, stillContinue reading
I am in my fourth week as an intern at the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), an internship that I found through the Nicholas School’s Stanback internship program I talked about in an earlier post.Continue reading
In the midst of patchwork agricultural fields, grown tall with corn, my husband and I discovered Moores Creek National Battlefield. I use the word “discover” loosely, as the battlefield is clearly marked on the ruralContinue reading