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  • Introducing Abby Bar, Environmental Education Intern! Introducing Abby Bar, Environmental Education Intern!
    Hi! I’m Abby Bar, and I am a rising senior here at UConn. I am currently pursuing a dual degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Applied Mathematics. I hope to apply both of these fields in my future career. This summer I am working as NRCA’s Environmental Education Intern, and I am looking forward […]
    Posted on June 15, 2022
  • Meet Chelcy Htoo, Student Community Facilitator! Meet Chelcy Htoo, Student Community Facilitator!
    Hi, there! My name is Chelcy Htoo, and I am a UConn Human Development and Family Sciences undergraduate.   I am also a rising Junior and have worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) since March as a Hartford Community Facilitator.   I was born and raised in Thailand Refugee Camp and moved to the […]
    Posted on June 1, 2022
  • DMM Passion Projects: User Guide For Installing Wildlife Camera Traps DMM Passion Projects: User Guide For Installing Wildlife Camera Traps
    Continuing the saga of DMM Passion Projects, I chose to put together a user guide document for installing wildlife camera traps.   My interest for this project began when one of my teams in the Conservation Training Partnership program chose to capture pictures of the wildlife species at Roaring Brook Falls park in Cheshire. The […]
    Posted on April 27, 2022
  • Celebrating our Final CTP Cohort Celebrating our Final CTP Cohort
    The NRCA’s Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) program recently wrapped up it’s fifth and final year by showcasing the local environmental projects completed by teen and adult teams across Connecticut. On Saturday, March 26th, we celebrated their accomplishments at the Community Conservation Conference, which took place on the UConn Storrs campus. The conference was attended by […]
    Posted on April 14, 2022
  • DMM Passion Projects: Meg’s Environmental Justice Focus DMM Passion Projects: Meg’s Environmental Justice Focus
    Aside from mentoring Conservation Training Partnership (CTP) participants and carrying out community conservation projects, our Difference Maker Mentors take on passion projects on the side throughout the year. Currently, our Difference Maker Mentor Meg is working on creating a project template that is centered around environmental justice for future programs.  During previous years, we have […]
    Posted on October 7, 2021
  • Meet our Graduate Mentor Ankit K Singh! Meet our Graduate Mentor Ankit K Singh!
    Hey there! My name is Ankit K Singh (he/him/his), and I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut.  I have worked with the Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) for almost two years, working as a Graduate Mentor in the CAP and CTP programs.  I am most passionate about teaching […]
    Posted on September 30, 2021
  • Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Celine Sefakor Agbotey Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Celine Sefakor Agbotey
    Hey there! My name is Celine Sefakor Agbotey. I am a junior at UConn with a major in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science, as well as a member of the Conservation Training Program as a Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) Difference Maker Mentor (DMM) this year. My interests include analytical science and […]
    Posted on September 23, 2021
  • Introducing Difference Maker Mentor Caitlin Daddona! Introducing Difference Maker Mentor Caitlin Daddona!
    Hello! My name is Caitlin Daddona (she/her/hers), I am a rising senior studying Environmental Science with a minor in Sociology here at the University of Connecticut (UConn), Storrs, Connecticut (CT). This year, I am also a NRCA (Natural Resources Conservation Academy) Difference Maker Mentor and so excited to get started!   Connecting many of my […]
    Posted on September 9, 2021
  • Introducing Difference Maker Mentor Michio Agresta! Introducing Difference Maker Mentor Michio Agresta!
      My name is Michio Agresta and I am a rising senior Natural Resources and the Environment major with minors in Human Rights and Spanish. My family is from Burlington, CT, and I grew up hiking and mountain biking in the 160 miles of trails located across the town. My academic interests are heavily involved […]
    Posted on September 9, 2021
  • Introducing our 2021 Difference Maker Mentors: Meg Sanders! Introducing our 2021 Difference Maker Mentors: Meg Sanders!
    We would like to start off the 2021 school year by introducing one of our four Difference Maker Mentors, Margaret (Meg) Sanders! Meg is a senior at UConn studying natural resources with a concentration in environmental sustainability and conservation, and a minor in human rights. Meg has worked at the NRCA for almost two years […]
    Posted on September 2, 2021

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