Southwest VA Girls on outdoor Adventures for Leadership and Science
Inspired by the NC GALS program, I led a team of graduate students from Virginia Tech to organize a free, hands-on science program while backpackging for high-school age students in summer 2023. For more information, check out our website!
Blacksburg City Nature Challenge
In Spring 2019 I worked with the Blacksburg Sustainability Department to lead the herpetology trip as part of Blacksburg's inaugural City Nature Challenge event. The City Nature Challenge is a competition among cities around the world to a) have the most observations recorded to iNaturalist, and b) have the most observers participating in the event (more info here). We plan to continue and expand the event in future years!
Image Credit: Meryl Mims