Tag: citizen science

If You Love Nature, get out and March for the Environment April 29th!

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If You Love Nature, get out and March for the Environment April 29th!

Nature. I am a nature girl. It doesn’t matter where…oceans, mountains, forests, parks, I love it. And our planet needs our help if we want our children and grandchildren to see the places we love in the future. It doesn’t matter if you are conservative or liberal or in between, preserving our wild places and wildlife […]

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Home from St. Lucia!

Home from St. Lucia!

What a wild and crazy week it has been! I returned to Dallas early this morning, around 1230a.m. I still haven’t caught up on my sleep, but I have caught up on my laundry. I will be writing and posting about the events in St. Lucia this week, and in the interim, please enjoy these […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Diving St Lucia

Wordless Wednesday: Diving St Lucia

I am presently in St Lucia with REEF, doing fish surveys on the coral reefs, which are not well documented. The last time St Lucia was surveyed was 2009. There are eighteen of us, so we’re doing our best to see what is living here. For those of you who think I am a total […]

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Off to St Lucia for Citizen Science!

Off to St Lucia for Citizen Science!

I am super excited to be on my way to St. Lucia with REEF.org on December 5 in order to do Fish Surveys. REEF: Reef Environmental Education Foundation is a grass-roots organization that seeks to conserve marine ecosystems by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active ocean stewards and citizen scientists. […]

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5 Reasons to Get off your Couch and Travel!

5 Reasons to Get off your Couch and Travel!

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too.  Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” Terry Pratchett Yesterday I wanted to meet […]

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Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

Citizen Science with Marine Megafauna Foundation

The Marine Megafauna Foundation Ray of Hope Expedition 2015 included a marine biologist (USA), a geneticist (Japan, living and working in the US), a biologist from the Maldives (a Scot by birth), a scuba instructor from the Maldives (a Kiwi, otherwise know as a New Zealander), a Penn biology major (from Mexico), a videographer (South Africa), […]

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Is it time…to simplify?

Is it time…to simplify?

The Empty Nest has changed our lives. Randy’s double lung transplant has changed our lives. Our son married 3 weeks ago (it was a lovely wedding!) and our daughter is getting married October 3. I always imagined keeping this house, our home where both of my children grew up, and having our grandchildren to stay. […]

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In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

In a rut? Do something EXTRAORDINARY.

A few years ago, I saw a BBC documentary that prompted a life reinvention. The documentary was about two marine biologists living in Tofo, Mozambique, studying Manta Rays and Whale Sharks.  I was captivated by the Mantas…I had never seen one while diving or snorkeling before, only through binoculars on the surface of the water.  […]

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