This summer I have been on the move. From New Orleans to Miami to the mountains of North Carolina to Maine, I drove and flew all over the place. My travels have been both for funContinue reading
2016 Great Backyard Bird Count
Erika participates in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count.
Creating an Artificial Ice Storm
On a string of freezing nights in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Dr. Lindsey Rustad and her team from the Hubbard Brook Experimental Research Forest aimed fire hoses at the canopy of a northernContinue reading
climate, conservation, energy, ESC, leadership, students
Giving the Gift of Carbon Neutrality
I was fortunate enough to return home to Maine for part of the holidays this year. As I unwrapped Christmas gifts, one large manilla envelope balanced delicately on the branches of the Christmas tree. ItContinue reading
conservation, environmental policy, ESC, student life, students
Tweeting for Conservation
As of this moment, I have exactly 42 Twitter followers. I jumped on the Twitter train a little late, and I have found that more of my friends are on Instagram and Facebook versus theContinue reading
New Year, New Birds
Erika describes the excitement birders feel at the start of a new year.
coasts, conservation, environmental health, ESC, oceans, student life, students, travel, water
A Great Blue Heron Eats a Plastic Shark
A Great Blue Heron drives home the problem of plastic pollution.
I have become fascinated by conservation communication campaigns. One of my current favorites is in honor of the National Park Service’s 100 Year Anniversary, and is known simply as #FindYourPark. When many people think “NationalContinue reading
The Success of the #OptOutside Movement
REI’s #OptOutside hashtag was used over 37,000 times on Twitter and over 270,000 on Facebook. Did you #OptOutside?
conservation, ESC, students, travel, water
The Unique Geology that Creates Florida Springs
Erika discovers the limestone that creates Florida freshwater springs.