Originally published by the Duke Nicholas School. We approached the nest slowly, watching where we stepped on the white sand of the Emerald Coast dunes. There had been three eggs the day before, but only one chick and egg remained. … Continue reading Summer Plover Chicks
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Hi all! The Ocean Conservancy, a non-profit organization based in the United States, has launched a photography contest entitled: “2016 Marine Wildlife and Seascape Photo Contest.” Check it out here! The contest is open to entries until July 11, after … Continue reading Photo Contest Announcement – Ocean Conservancy
Here’s some pointers to ensure you have a great time. Transportation: 1. Taxis generally require a long wait. 2. Buses are incredibly affordable and the schedules are listed at most places…that being said, the schedules aren’t always 100% accurate. 3. … Continue reading Mykonos: Sun, Sand, and Dance!
“If not me, then whom? If not now, then when?” My former principal encouraged my students to be good stewards of the environment by taking initiative to pick up litter they find when they are out hiking. Yesterday, my friend and … Continue reading Whose Job Is It? Leaving Plastics Behind
First published by the Duke Nicholas School. I shielded my eyes against the bright summer sun as I hopped out of the county vehicle. We are in the busy tourist season here on the Florida Panhandle, and I could hear … Continue reading Dune Walkovers along the Emerald Coast
Blog first published by the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. In 1991, the New York Times ran an article entitled: “Ecotourism: Can it Protect the Planet?” You’ll notice that, fifteen years later, I am asking myself the same question. … Continue reading Can Ecotourism Save the Planet?
First published by the Duke Nicholas School. Many of my childhood memories are centered around the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My mom has worked there for … Continue reading Long Term Ecological Research Sites: Why I Want to See Them All!
I was fortunate enough to volunteer at the DC BioBlitz on the 100th year anniversary of the foundation of the National Park Service (NPS) on May 20th and 21st. A BioBlitz is a surge of people of all ages, no … Continue reading BioBlitzing in DC
Designing an infographic can be an intensive process. Often you are using complex data, in the form of numbers and text, in order to create a visual explanation. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information, … Continue reading How to Design an Infographic
First published by the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. I have recently taken it upon myself to sign up for a library card in my local town, frequent used book stores, and peruse the discount shelves of new-title book … Continue reading The Importance of Nature Writing
First published by the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. Though they are beautiful creatures, Lionfish have become a major problem in Florida. They are recognized as an invasive species, covering many artificial and natural reefs throughout state and federal … Continue reading Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day