Duke Nicholas School – Getting Back to eBird

2017 has been a year of reflection for me thus far. While there are many things I cannot control – national posturing on climate change, for example – I have taken stock in how I can make a difference as an individual. My blogs probably reflect that internal thought-process, as I’ve written on speaking about…

Duke Nicholas School – The Allure of Passports and Stamps

In my house, car and office, one will find a wide variety of checklists and site passports. On my couch sits a bright blue passport book listing National Wildlife Refuges, complete with refuge descriptions and a blank space for unique stamps to mark my visit. On my desk lies “The Real Florida Passport,” with photos and…

Duke Nicholas School – 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 day each), then meats and proteins (2-3 servings), followed by fats, sugars, and salts, which should be consumed rarely. In a…