Natural Resources Conservation Academy

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Adriana Garcia

Hey there!    My name is Adriana and I’m one of 5 DMMs (Difference Maker Mentors) for the 2023-2024 NRCA program. I’m a Junior at the University of Connecticut majoring in Cognitive Science but with many interests in other fields like Developmental Psychology, Linguistics, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Natural Resources and the Environment, to […]

Introducing Difference Maker Mentor: Paige Booth

Hello Everyone! My name is Paige Booth and I am a junior at the University of Connecticut studying environmental science with a concentration in sustainable systems and a minor in ecology and evolutionary biology. I am lucky enough to serve as one of the Difference Maker Mentors for the 2023-2024 school year. On campus, I […]

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 […]