This post was written by Abby Bar, Summer 2022 Environmental Education Intern. My internship at the Natural Resources Conservation Academy through UConn Extension has been incredibly beneficial in teaching me tools both in environmental education and in working in general. Through this experience, I gained new skill sets and techniques that I believe will […]
Author: Nicole Freidenfelds
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations, 2020 CTP Cohort!
We made it. Let’s take a moment to allow that to sink in. We made it. Yesterday, participants from the 2020 Conservation Training Partnerships cohort showcased their community conservation projects at the CCNR-COEEA Virtual Joint Conference. In a typical year, the conference is hosted at the University of Connecticut and presenters stand next to large, […]
The 2020 CTP Virtual Workshops were a Smash Hit!
It’s been about a month since we hosted our two Conservation Training Partnerships two-day virtual workshops and I’m glad to be able to reflect back on the experience that, in short, was a fantastic success! These workshops were no small feat – it took a LOT of planning and coordination from our amazing CTP team […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]