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 […]
Conservation Training Partnerships
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 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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
That Sound You Hear is the Hatching of Conservation Projects!
Written by Chet Arnold Last week saw the successful launch of the Conservation Training Partnership program, the goal of which is to develop and carry out local conservation projects around the state powered by teams of high school students and community volunteers. The CTP is an outgrowth of the Natural Resources Conservation Academy, the week-long program […]