After years of studying and writing about restoration, Erika Zambello (MEM’15) had a rewarding experience building an oyster reef with her own two hands.
alumni, ESC, leadership, water
Trying to get the word out on your great project? Tap the local media
In environmental communications, content creation is essential. But so is investing time and energy in good old fashioned PR to get the reach you want.
Taking in the Touch Tanks
Over two Saturdays in October, Erika Zambello (MEM’15) was in charge of water touch tanks in back-to-back outdoor festivals. The experience was much more than she anticipated.
alumni, coasts, conservation, ESC, leadership, water
Restoration and Education Combine for Innovative Field Trips
Though field trips are time-consuming and can be expensive, they provide a window into an environmental world that many kids have never experienced before.
How much nature do you need?
In health class, we often learned about food pyramids. Whole grains are on the bottom, because we need 5-7 servings per day. At the next level, we have fruits and veggies (two servings a dayContinue reading
alumni, coasts, conservation, environmental policy, ESC, leadership, oceans, water
Delisting the Manatee
Sigh. These days it’s no fun to read the news. Most of the environmental stories are bad, and even the “good” ones don’t hold up to closer inspection. Take the West Indian Manatee, which livesContinue reading
alumni, coasts, conservation, ESC, leadership, travel, water
Snorkeling in Key West’s protected marine areas
In mid-January, I hopped on a boat from a Key West, Florida, harbor with my colleagues from the Natural Resources Leadership Institute. As the sun rose higher in the morning sky, we diligently applied sunContinue reading
Dreaming of a White (but Sandy) Christmas
Growing up in Maine, I often experienced the classic, snow globe-esque Christmas seen in movies and television shows. After opening presents, my siblings and I would pull on our snow pants and coats and headContinue reading
alumni, conservation, ESC, water
Releasing Alligator Gar in the Yellow River
Alligator Gar are so cool. Their wide snouts really do make them appear like a cross between a fish and an alligator, and they are rarely seen by people unless you know exactly where toContinue reading
alumni, Duke Marine Lab, ESC, oceans, water
Learning in an Online Setting: Marine Planning at Duke
I didn’t know what to expect when I signed up for Duke’s Marine Planning Advancement Training class. As someone who deals with marine resources on a daily basis, I relished the opportunity to “get backContinue reading