Monthly Archives: July 2012

Biodiversity under the bridge: Wetland conservation in suburbia

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   ~Margaret Mead I’ve been working at Watsonville High School twice a week for the last two years … Continue reading

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Planet’s Coolest Critters – Tiger Beetles

Planet’s Coolest Critters – Tiger Beetles.

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Apple’s software brings attention to mountain lion research – UC Santa Cruz

Apple’s software brings attention to mountain lion research – UC Santa Cruz.

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The Story of Stuff

By now many of you may have seen Annie Leonard’s “Story of Stuff” film. She recently released another (after a few great ones in between) called The Story of Change. I just watched it and thought about sharing it, especially … Continue reading

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The power of film in Conservation

Adding to the theme of my previous post, about how we need to involve everyone in conservation- I participated in a workshop on how to engage the public with film. I love movies, doesn’t everyone? As one of the filmmakers … Continue reading

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Time to change

I’m currently at the North American Conservation Biology Conference in Oakland, CA. This is the more regional version of the conference I went to in New Zealand. I’m here to learn about the most recent research and issues in conservation, … Continue reading

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Nature: our medicine cabinet

In line with my recent post about the importance of biodiversity for ecosystem functions and services to us humans, I recently read about an ecosystem service we literally cannot live without- medicine. Hopefully some of you have seen the amazing movie … Continue reading

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