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Tag: conservation

Flashback Blog: Leave No Trace

This week’s Flashback Blog was written in 2017 by Julia B., a Bass and Bucktails alumni. Julia graduated in 2021 from Lehigh University with a BS in Earth & Environmental Sciences as well as a BS in Biological Sciences. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Calgary. Throughout this throwback blog, Julia also highlights the steps that one must take if you are to follow the guidelines for Leave No Trace.

Connecting with the Natural World: Nature Journaling

This week’s blog was written by Emma C., a Bucktails alumni. Emma is an avid student, ballet dancer, and nature lover. When not at dance or school, she enjoys hiking, photography, painting, watching musicals and movies, learning interesting histories, and especially reading. She was extremely excited to attend the Academy because as she puts it, nature is her, “safe place” where she feels at home. Her favorite quote is by the brilliant conservationist Rachel Carson, “One way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, ‘What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?’”

Coral Reefs and Why They Need to Be Conserved

This week’s blog was written by Abbey T., a Bucktails alumni. Abbey enjoys studying animals in their natural habitats as well as how their presence is able to impact the environment they live in. She isn’t sure what career she would like to pursue, but she is interested in possibly being a biologist, environmentalist, or doing something in Nature Conservation. Abbey wanted to attend the Academy because she really wanted more experience in conservation and ways that she could apply that knowledge.

Of Marshes and Wetlands: A World of Interdependence

This week’s blog was written by Emma C., a Bucktails alumni. Emma is an avid student, ballet dancer, and nature lover. When not at dance or school, she enjoys hiking, photography, painting, watching musicals and movies, learning interesting histories, and especially reading. She is particularly interested in science at this time, advancing to the state science fair last year. She was extremely excited to attend the Academy because as she puts it, nature is her, “safe place” where she feels at home…