Canoeing the Conestoga: Agriculture and Water Quality

Happy Earth Day 2012 everyone!  On this Earth Day, I have decided to center a post around an important environmental issue of our time: clean waterways.  Understanding the connectedness of nature is vital for taking on a "deep ecology" mindset.  A great way to explain the connectedness of our natural systems is through our waterways.  [...]

The Restorative Power of Nature

Last semester, I went on a field trip with my Environmental Humanities class to Muddy Run Recreational Reservoir in Lancaster County, PA.  We went canoeing, tested the water quality, and did the "Macro Shuffle" to find macro-invertebrates in a nearby stream.  My friend Nikki and I found a fairly large crayfish during our shuffling. Finding [...]