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What Lies Ahead for the Future of the Wildlife Professional?

When I mention the word “organismal” to college-aged or graduate students in biological disciplines, many look at me crazier than fellow graduate students in non-science disciplines did several years ago. When I was applying to graduate school I was pretty naive, but I knew that I, at least, wanted to attend a program offering coursework…

The Nature Deficit Disorder and How it is Impacting our Natural World—An Interview with Dr. Michael Hutchins

Contributing Editor Dr. Jordan Schaul interviews Dr. Michael Hutchins concerning some societal trends that have dire consequences for our natural world. This is the second in a series of interviews Jordan has conducted with his friend and distinguished colleague. Michael is a wildlife biologist, professor and conservationist currently living in Silver Spring, Maryland. Here is…

Plan a Play Day for Kids

Andrew Howley, who deftly manages National Geographic’s homepage, gave me a shout to ask if I knew about KaBOOM! (exclamation point included) and their Play Day 2009 campaign. I didn’t, so he filled me in: KaBOOM! is a non-profit devoted to helping communities find resources to build outdoor play spaces for kids, and to encouraging…