Monthly Archives: October 2015

To Save or not to Save

Does he really care? That was my takeaway message from this presenter’s presentation. The part that resonated the most for me was when someone asked the question “What impacts your decision on what animal you save” and I believe his … Continue reading

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What surprised you most about the profession of an Environmental scientist, as described by the lecturer?

What surprised me most was how much of his life being an environmental scientist took over his life. He talked about trying to save the taimen fish and how he spent 3 years in their territory of Mongolia. They had … Continue reading

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The Blending of Fields

The presenter gave 3 or key messages in his lecture. He talked about the nescesity of having mental and well as manual competence, take on the opportunities for interdisciplinary learning, have a passion for improving things, and you must apply … Continue reading

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How can the removal of an anthropogenic disturbance help a community?

  On a wednesday morning, Darron Collins, the president of the College of Atlantic, came to Northside College Prep to talk about taimens. Taimens are usually found in eastern Hungary and Japan. Taimens are some ferocious predators when it comes … Continue reading

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How do you save a species without disrupting human life? What processes work for saving endangered species?

Many times scientists are faced with hard situations in which a species is slowly becoming extinct, but they don’t know how to fix it.  An even bigger problem is when the home of the species is also home to groups … Continue reading

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How Did Dr. Collins’ Experiences Differ from Those in a Traditional Classroom Setting, and How Did it Affect his Perspectives and Understanding?

On a Wednesday afternoon during Y-Block, Dr. Collins gave a speech to Northsiders highlighting his experiences and education he received from the College of the Atlantic. Dr. Collins is definitely qualified to be giving this speech; he graduated from Tulane University, … Continue reading

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What If?

Throughout the speaker’s presentation on saving the wild Taimen, I could not help but wonder what would have happened if his efforts were unsuccessful in the end. It was truly amazing that he and his colleagues were able to save … Continue reading

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