Published in Green Teacher
In "Pledging for Change" Advanced Inquiry Program student and teacher Heidi Paul creates a lesson plan that engages high school students in modifying their personal actions to help the environment.
Advanced Inquiry Program student Lauren Lee documents her internship with Ryan Fitch, research associate from San Diego Zoo Global's Institute for Conservation Research. The internship is part of a long-term habitat restoration project designed to help preserve the endangered cactus wren and California's rich biodiversity.
Published in Connect
In "Wet-Dry Recycling at the Louisville Zoo" Global Field Program student Karen Maynard describes how a new recycling model for guests and employees at the Louisville Zoo is increasing recycling rates and helping support the zoo's mission. Zoo guests and employees no longer have to choose between recycling and trash. Instead, they chose from wet waste (is compostable and includes food scraps, liquids and napkins) and dry waste (everything else except trash from bathrooms, which is considered "true trash" is taken to the landfill). By separating wet and dry waste at the sourse, far less trash goes into the landfilll and the recovery of recyclables increases.
Published in Public Garden Magazine
In "Ethnobotany and Millennial Volunteers: Connecting a New Generation with Old Knowledge" Global Field Program graduate Lindsey Collinsworth shares ethnobotanical education with millennials. "Millennial volunteers who learned about native plant uses reported a greater enjoyment of learning practical skills and a sense of altruism."