Nat Geo – Kayaking Within Rookery Bay Mangroves

A group of intrepid adventurers and I met at exactly 9 a.m. at the end of Shell Island Drive in the Rookery Bay Estuarine Research Reserve. Multi-colored kayaks had been set up by reserve staff, and were glistening in the morning light. Read the entire blog at Nat Geo Voices!

Press – Winner in National Federation of Press Women’s At-Large Contest

For my article on banding Snowy Plovers, I placed 2nd in the 2017 NFPW At-Large Professional Communications Contest for feature stories in an online publication. Yay! The judge wrote: I appreciate the great detail this writer has given on these birds, their habit[at] and efforts to keep the birds in existence. Despite the clear expertise…

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…