The First State’s First (Developed?) National Park

The First State (Delaware) has finally gotten it's first National Park!  Hooray!  Major victory!  Preserving land!  Enter a development group called Woodlawn Trustees. The park known locally as "The Valley," but more formally as "Beaver Valley" is west of 202/Concord Pike on the Pennsylvania/Delaware border.  Beaver Valley is known for its beauty, recreational wonders, historic significance, [...]

Assigning (Monetary) Value to the Environment

On Public Lands Day 2011, my friend and I spent some time in White Clay Creek State Park.  As we walked through the park, a few female Mallard ducks flew over the creek.  We found a few large spiders in vernal ponds and a grasshopper jumping around through the weeds.  We could not, however, identify [...]

Climate Change Education

Below is my perspective on climate change education.  I gave this speech at the MADE CLEAR (Maryland and Delaware Climate Change Education, Assessment and Research) Climate Change Education Summit at the University of Maryland on September 19, 2011.  I felt honored to be one of four panelists, and the only undergraduate student, that spoke at [...]