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  • 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
  • Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Tianna Felder Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Tianna Felder
      Hello everyone, my name is Tianna Felder and I am one the NRCA’s fall 2019 Difference Makers. A little bit about myself, I am currently a sophomore at UConn double majoring in business management, marketing with a minor in Spanish. I was a part of the 2015-2016 CAP program where I did a grazing […]
    Posted on September 20, 2019
  • Meet the New CTP Coordinator Nicole Freidenfelds Meet the New CTP Coordinator Nicole Freidenfelds
    Hello! I am so excited (and a little nervous) to be the new Conservation Training Partnerships program coordinator. Our former fearless leader, Laura Cisneros, will still be involved with the NRCA, but now in a different role. Laura is responsible for the incredible success of this program to date, and as such, left behind some […]
    Posted on September 18, 2019
  • Fall Field Safety Fall Field Safety
    Please note: Fall archery hunting season for deer opens on September 15th and continues through the end of December. We strongly encourage our NRCA participants conducting fall field work (and anyone else in the woods) to wear blaze orange to increase your visibility during hunting season. Below are specific fall safety guidelines based on recommendations […]
    Posted on September 9, 2019
  • Is your CT town banning plastic bags? Is your CT town banning plastic bags?
    Single-use plastics are one of the biggest issues facing environmental conservation today. The impact of single-use plastics, especially lightweight petroleum plastic bags (which can’t be recycled), have been disastrous since their introduction to our daily routines. The average American throws away ten plastic bags a week – but, plastic bags never really go away. They […]
    Posted on February 15, 2019
  • Green Your School Green Your School
    At some point nearly every day, we hear the climate is changing. At times, climate change can feel like a faceless, unsolvable problem. However, there are many ways citizens can get involved in the fight for the environment. Schools and universities are perfect incubators for major environmental initiatives. And, the Department of Energy and Environmental […]
    Posted on December 7, 2018
  • Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Jamie Masthay Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Jamie Masthay
    We decided to catch up with alumni after they completed their NRCA programs to see what they are up to now. Today, we are catching up with Jamie Masthay (NRCA Class of 2016), who is a freshman studying Psychology at UConn.   (Left) Jamie at UConn during the week-long CAP Field Experience in the summer of […]
    Posted on December 7, 2018
  • Do You Want to Make a Difference in 2019?
    Attention all NRCA alumni at UConn! The NRCA is currently seeking applicants to its Difference Maker Program!     As a Difference Maker, you will use skills and knowledge gained during your own time with the NRCA to help current participants. Your efforts will contribute to the success of both the Conservation Ambassador Program (CAP) […]
    Posted on December 5, 2018
  • Meet NRCA Alumna and University of New England Undergraduate Tessa Rock Meet NRCA Alumna and University of New England Undergraduate Tessa Rock
    Today, we got to talk with Tessa Rock, who was a member of the NRCA Class of 2016. Tessa is now a freshman studying Marine Sciences, with a Marine Biology concentration, at the University of New England.   (Left) Tessa presents her independent community project poster at the Connecticut Conference on Natural Resources in March […]
    Posted on November 7, 2018

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