A Trip into the Land of Inspirational Quotes

Today’s field trip was to the Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve.  For those of you who don’t know, a slough is an interconnection of two rivers, which often causes a swamp-like area.  The water in the slough is slow moving because the area of Southwest Florida is flat.  During the dry season that is virtually… Continue reading A Trip into the Land of Inspirational Quotes

But why is the food always gone?

The Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization (ECHO) is a non-profit organization that works to teach people around the world about small farming and sustainability.  Their global education farm is located in Fort Myers, but they have three other impact centers around the world – Arusha in Tanzania, Ouagadougou in Ethiopia, and Bangkok in Thailand. (A map… Continue reading But why is the food always gone?

The Ninja Mosquitos and other stories from the FGCU Nature Trail

In Wednesday’s class we talked about our ecological footprint and the impact that we have on the environment individually.  I’ve learned about my carbon footprint from another class, but was interested to see how my ecological footprint stacked up.  I took a quiz online to see how many Earths it would take to support my… Continue reading The Ninja Mosquitos and other stories from the FGCU Nature Trail