Natural Resources Conservation Academy

Introducing Graduate Mentor: Christopher Cane

Hello! My name is Christopher Cane, and I am a graduate student mentor and research assistant with the NRCA Conservation Ambassador Program and NRCA Difference Mentor Maker Program. I’m currently a master’s student studying Human Dimensions of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut. As an undergraduate student, I double majored in […]

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Erin McKeehan

Hey y’all! I’m Erin McKeehan and I will be serving as one of the NRCA Difference Maker Mentors for the 2022-2023 program. I am currently a senior at UConn studying Economics and Environmental Studies. While I plan on pursuing multiple pathways, I am particularly interested in circular economies and economic justice. I am radically optimistic in the […]

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 […]

DMM Passion Projects: User Guide For Installing Wildlife Camera Traps

Continuing the saga of DMM Passion Projects, I chose to put together a user guide document for installing wildlife camera traps.   My interest for this project began when one of my teams in the Conservation Training Partnership program chose to capture pictures of the wildlife species at Roaring Brook Falls park in Cheshire. The […]

DMM Passion Projects: Meg’s Environmental Justice Focus

Aside from mentoring Conservation Training Partnership (CTP) participants and carrying out community conservation projects, our Difference Maker Mentors take on passion projects on the side throughout the year. Currently, our Difference Maker Mentor Meg is working on creating a project template that is centered around environmental justice for future programs.  During previous years, we have […]

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 […]

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Celine Sefakor Agbotey

Hey there! My name is Celine Sefakor Agbotey. I am a junior at UConn with a major in Applied Mathematics and a minor in Computer Science, as well as a member of the Conservation Training Program as a Natural Resources Conservation Academy (NRCA) Difference Maker Mentor (DMM) this year. My interests include analytical science and […]