Wellness and Wildlife
Sweating to Protect
If we are going to have animals in captivity for conservation education purposes (zoos, outreaches, parks etc), we better ensure that we have a deeper comprehension of how, why, and what impact the animals are having on audiences.
Check out the documentary of my time with the Cheetah Outreach. You an expect a lot of beautiful wildlife, interesting insights, and a better understanding of WSYC.
Today has been an odd day. Do you ever have those? You just wake up and there is a sense of undirected magnetism in the air.
Doing what I love
Well, it has already been 6 months six our journey to the Cheetah Outreach, South Africa. I cannot believe how time flies! Upon returning home, Jake and I both were quite busy catching up with work, family, and setting goals for the months ahead.… Continue Reading “Through the WSYC Lens”
The other day while mindlessly watching TV, I happened to hear something said that quickly grabbed my attention… It was nothing extremely profound, yet it struck me as so. “Inspiration is fleeting” Yes, that is what I heard. Now let those words sink for… Continue Reading “The Fleeting Gift [Britt’s Thoughts]”
Before reading on about the NWF, I want you to take just 30 seconds and think about all the different wildlife that call North America home. I am sure you could name at least five – maybe even ten different species. Now take another 30 seconds and think about the other species of wildlife that live across this planet’s continents. Perhaps you came up with a few more species off the top of your head… However, I think it is fair to assume that you weren’t able to recall all the names of the remaining 8.7 million plus species scientists currently estimate exist.
Isn’t it a funny thing to think we are all in charge of our own lives, have the same freedom to do as we please, and yet we can become so timid when confronted with a non-tangible idea – like a simple passion for something you have. At least for me – that is often the case. The very things that excite me also scare me more than any thing else…
Some things that I have learned and some photos for you to see of this South African adventure.
Thoughts while flying over the continent of Africa. 12 hours in a plane gives you a lot of time to think!
Mission:Wolf – the beginning of the WSYC in the field” journey. Read about my time with Jake learning about wolf conservation and receiving the great news that Why Should You Care has gotten its first official research job!
What interesting beings dreams are. They take hold of us and seem to control many of the decisions we make throughout our time on this planet. Some are short-lived, while others manage to cling to us like some sort of parasite – both giving and… Continue Reading “The Dream That Chooses You [Britt’s Thoughts]”
Recently, Jake and I took our annual trip to Yosemite. While savoring the fresh air and looking in awe upon the granite walls surrounding us, we put together this short informational video for you to further understand what exactly Why You Should Care does – and why it was created.
There are two components to WSYC- Out in the field and and at home on your computer. Both components are aimed at helping the public better understand their connection to conservation topics. However, the in the field component requires a more hands-on approach to directly help conservation organizations, non-profits, and researchers understand how they are truly impacting their audiences and reaching their educational conservation goals.
Written for South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach Trust in coordination with the Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior program. This piece explains how farmers are using a specific breed of dog to mitigate for and prevent livestock predation and predator retaliation in South Africa.