Six months ago I included Lake Drummond in a list of places I wanted to go this year. Now I am happy to report that I can cross it off my list.
Despite being avowed nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, my peers and I seem to spend remarkably little time in the environments we are learning to manage. This year, though, my goal is to spend more time enjoying and appreciating the forests, lakes, and rivers that are important to me not only as a conservation student, but also as a human being. Here are five experiences I’m putting on my to-do list.
Carolina Tiger Rescue is a sanctuary in Pittsboro that currently houses almost 50 animals: tigers, lions, caracals, servals, cougars, ocelots, and kinkajous. A few weeks ago I got to tour the sanctuary with the Duke Conservation Society, a student group at the Nicholas School.
Looking for an easy summer reading list? Here are five books that inspired my love of nature as a kid.
Over Spring Break I traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico through a DEL class on Community-Based Environmental Management. In the midst of the unfamiliar food, music, and culture, I found a few common threads.
A few weeks ago I traveled to San Jose to attend the annual AAAS meeting, one of the largest science conferences around. Here’s my take on the meeting and the role science communication had to play.
In which I write a shameless plug for the best environmental literary magazine around.
As leaf season comes to a close in the southern Appalachians, I ponder the environmental impact of ecotourism along the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway and what it means for conservation.
Last weekend I attended Science Writers 2014, the annual joint meeting of the National Association of Science Writers and the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing in Columbus, Ohio. Here’s what I learned at the conference and why science communication is important for everyone.