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  • Reduce and Reuse, not just Recycle

    This week’s blog post focuses on the topic of recycling and its two lesser known counterparts: reduce and reuse. The post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Zara M, a Drummers alumni. She digs into landfill and recycling statistics, while cycling through her thoughts to offer up some suggestions to all of us.

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  • Fragmentation: A Pandora’s Box for Birds

    This week’s blog, written by a second year Monthly Blog Correspondent, Eli D, is ‘for the birds’! Eli, a Bass and Brookies alumni, often goes birding around Penn’s Woods. He explored a wooded area where birds inhabit places that are affected by habitat fragmentation, and muses over the benefits and costs to the ecosystem caused by these fragmented areas of wilderness during his outing.

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  • Healthy Soils are Full of Life

    This week’s blog post is written by Hannah, a 2nd year Monthly Blog Correspondent and Brookies, Bucktails, and Drummers alumni. Her role as a Conservation Ambassador led her to a new topic, soil conservation. After further investigation, Hannah is now well versed in soil conservation and lays out her research on why healthy soil is full of life in today’s blog.

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  • The Grandmother of the Conservation Movement

    This week’s blog post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent, Julia B, a Bass and Bucktails alumni. She has, like many others, a deep passion for conservation and its history. Julia shares the history of Margaret Murie, the Grandmother of the Conservation movement, and how her efforts helped to save important areas of wilderness.

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  • The Great Backyard Bird Count

    This week’s blog post is written by Monthly Blog Correspondent and bird enthusiast, Peter. He tells us all about his experience with the Great Backyard Bird Count – an annual event that encourages birders across the globe to get out and spot their feathered friends, recording and submitting the data to assist research.

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  • Loggerhead Turtles

    This week’s post is written by Lakin, a monthly blog correspondent and Ursids alumni. She tells us all about some big, sea-loving creatures! They have a bit of a rough start at the beginning of their lives, facing some tough odds from predators, but they grow up to be pretty sizable contenders as adults.

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  • Bird Watching

    This week’s post is written by Zara, a Drummers alumni and monthly blog correspondent. She elucidates how bird watching is more than just watching the birds go by! Her passion for this hobby inspires us all to give it a try.

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  • Earth 911: America is Running Out of Room

    This week’s post is a call to awareness about America’s landfills – and about one of our student’s passion for decreasing our contributions to these quickly-filling disposal areas. Calvin, a Drummers and Ursids alumni, shares his ideas and highlights some compelling reasons why we should all get on the recycling bandwagon!

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  • Air Traffic

    This week’s blog is written by Hannah, a Bucktails, Brookies, and Drummers alumni, and long-time Monthly Correspondent. She writes about a topic we don’t think about often when considering air travel: that we are sharing the friendly skies with our avian neighbors, and need to account for being in their airspace when we fly.

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  • The Amazing Quaking Aspen

    This week’s blog post is written by Julia, a Bucktails and Bass alumni. She gives us some great information about the quaking aspen, and took her excellent accompanying photo while in Carson National Forest in New Mexico this past summer.

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