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Introducing Difference Maker Mentor : Alexandra Blas

Hello, my name is Alexandra Blas, and I’m thrilled to introduce myself as one of the Difference Maker Mentors for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. I am a senior at the University of Connecticut, majoring in Allied Health Sciences with a minor in psychology. My academic interests center around genetics and genomics, particularly how environmental […]

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 […]

Summer Internship Reflection

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Introducing our 2021 Difference Maker Mentors: Meg Sanders!

We would like to start off the 2021 school year by introducing one of our four Difference Maker Mentors, Margaret (Meg) Sanders! Meg is a senior at UConn studying natural resources with a concentration in environmental sustainability and conservation, and a minor in human rights. Meg has worked at the NRCA for almost two years […]