This week we celebrate the “Renamers” 

This week we celebrate the “Renamers” 

We wanted to call attention to all the people who are taking action to right the wrongs of the past by changing the names of well-known things in recognition of what we must do to be a more just society.  Here are just a few: NASA – for renaming its main office the “Mary W. […]

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Hero of the Week: Dr. Linsey Marr

Hero of the Week: Dr. Linsey Marr

Dr. Linsey Marr‘s expertise in aerosol science has been crucial knowledge for public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the New York Times reported, her research led to the publication of a groundbreaking study that found flu virus in microscopic droplets that were small enough to remain floating in the air for an hour […]

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Heroes of the Week:  Young Leaders Working For A Healthy Ocean

Heroes of the Week: Young Leaders Working For A Healthy Ocean

Ocean conservation was front and center this week, and what struck me (Monica) over the course of the week and numerous virtual events was how many emerging leaders there are in the ocean community.  Young people like Daniela Fernandez, who runs the Sustainable Ocean Alliance, an organization she started while in college that now incubates […]

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Historical Hero of the Week: Colonel Charles Young

Historical Hero of the Week: Colonel Charles Young

Black and minority Americans are woefully underrepresented in the conservation and outdoor recreation worlds. Some of our most important environmentalists were people of color and this week we wanted to highlight the conservation contributions of Col. Charles Young.  Born into slavery in Kentucky, Young became the third black American to graduate from West Point and […]

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Heroes of the Week: Stranded Conservation Research Team

Heroes of the Week: Stranded Conservation Research Team

As CNN reported, a team of conservationists who were trying to save endangered seabirds from giant mice on one of the world’s most remote islands were recently rescued by the UK military after becoming stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic. A group of 12 researchers from the UK arrived on Gough Island, which is located […]

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On Memorial Day, Pay Tribute By Taking A Virtual Visit To A War Memorial

On Memorial Day, Pay Tribute By Taking A Virtual Visit To A War Memorial

The nation’s most famous war memorial is Arlington National Cemetery.  it is celebrating the centennial of Amphitheater’s dedication during the month of May. “The centerpiece of the 100th-anniversary commemoration is ANC’s first online exhibit. While Arlington National Cemetery remains closed to visitors, this online exhibit allows the public to virtually explore these hallowed grounds.”  To take […]

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