Working in the heart of the nation’s capital can be filled with excitement, but it’s always nice to get away from the monotony of “grown-up” life and go reconnect with nature at an urban refuge.Continue reading
I’m spending my summer helping communities all around the United States connect to their environment with the National Wildlife Refuge Association
My first week as an NPCA intern has been filled with park visits and student tours, as well as conferences with other NPCA staff. I’ve been focused on getting a lay of the land and building relationships.
While interning for Marine Conservation Philippines from June through August, I’ll also be conducting research on their community-based mangrove restoration project.
My purpose in New Mexico is to document the impacts of the Manhattan Project on Pueblo tribes and Hispanic communities as well as their contributions to the project for the National Parks Conservation Association.
Ecotourism does a lot of good. It helps people create a bond with animals, which might encourage them to help conserve them. But it must be done responsibly.