Conservation Ambassador Program

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

Meet NRCA Alumna and UConn Undergraduate Kenechi Nkwo

We are continuing our conversations with NRCA alumni! Today, we are catching up with Kenechi Nkwo (NRCA Class of 2016), who is a sophomore studying Human Development and Family Studies at UConn.   “In my high school years, I would always search for fun, educational activities to participate in over the summer; NRCA was one […]