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  • Meet Sydney, our new NRCA Intern Meet Sydney, our new NRCA Intern
    Hello all! My name is Sydney Collins, and I am excited to announce my partnership with UConn Extension as a NRCA Intern for the Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) in Summer 2020.  More about me, I am a rising sophomore at the University of Connecticut studying Environmental Science with a keen interest in Urban and […]
    Posted on June 11, 2020
  • Meet Meg, our new Environmental Education Intern Meet Meg, our new Environmental Education Intern
    Hello everyone, my name is Meg Sanders, and I am a UConn Extension Environmental Education intern with the Natural Resources Conservation Academy for summer 2020. A little bit about myself, I am a sophomore at UConn studying environmental science with a minor in communication. I was an intern with UConn Extension during the summer of […]
    Posted on June 9, 2020
  • Environmental Justice in the Era of COVID-19 Environmental Justice in the Era of COVID-19
    Hi all! This is AJ, one of the spring 2020 NRCA Difference Makers. As an Environmental Studies student, which is a humanities-based environmental major, I am interested in the human dimensions side of natural resource issues. I’m particularly interested environmental justice, and the public’s awareness of these issues. So, my goal for this blog article […]
    Posted on April 22, 2020
  • First Ever Virtual CTP Conference… Success! First Ever Virtual CTP Conference… Success!
    The First Ever Virtual CTP Conference (FEVCC) took place online Saturday, March 21st, and was a huge success! A total of 18 participants representing 13 CTP teams (six teams in the morning and seven in the afternoon session) presented their projects to an audience of over 50 people, including folks from CT DEEP, Housatonic Valley […]
    Posted on March 25, 2020
  • Thinking Ahead to Spring & CTP Thinking Ahead to Spring & CTP
    The coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic has thrown all of us in the NRCA office for a loop, and with each day’s breaking information and precautions it can be a little (or a lot) overwhelming. We just found out yesterday that the university will finish out the remainder of this semester entirely online, and all employees […]
    Posted on March 18, 2020
  • Meet AJ, our new Difference Maker Meet AJ, our new Difference Maker
    Hi all, my name is AJ Barthel and I am one of the NRCA Difference Makers for Spring 2020. As a Difference Maker, I will be contributing to the NRCA blog, working with program data and assisting current Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP) and Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) participants with their work during the semester. I […]
    Posted on February 17, 2020
  • Meet Amy Cabaniss, Conservation Ambassador Program Coordinator Meet Amy Cabaniss, Conservation Ambassador Program Coordinator
    Hi! I’ve been at UConn for nearly five months now and have learned so much about UConn, the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, and our amazing Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) programs – the Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP), Conservation Training Partnerships (CTP) and Teacher Professional Learning (TPL). NRCA programs have so far engaged […]
    Posted on February 10, 2020
  • What is a “Better” Scientific Poster? What is a “Better” Scientific Poster?
    It’s mid-December and we’re already thinking ahead to March conference season. We try to help our NRCA participants that choose to present their conservation projects to be as prepared as possible. CAP students traditionally create posters that are presented during a special session of the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources. CTP folks can present their […]
    Posted on December 12, 2019
  • Conferences, Symposiums & Workshops, Oh My! Conferences, Symposiums & Workshops, Oh My!
    Last week was a busy one for me, as program coordinator for the Conservation Training Partnerships… with an all-day Advisory Board Meeting on Monday, the CT Urban Forest Council Conference Wednesday, and the CT Trails Symposium on Thursday. Despite the full schedule, I really enjoyed being able to network, meet new people, and discover new […]
    Posted on October 28, 2019
  • Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Amanda Hernandez Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Amanda Hernandez
    Why were you interested in participating in the NRCA? My brother participated in the NRCA experience before I did, every week he would get together with his friend and work on building a bat house. The project had given him a common goal to strive towards, he had become a scientist in my eyes. I […]
    Posted on September 23, 2019

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