Switzer Fellow Thought Leadership
COP21: What success for us all looks like in Paris
There’s a lot on the line at the climate negotiations in Paris. Fellow Heather Coleman is there, working to make sure that whatever deal is made, that it’s a fair one for us all.
If outdoor learning were a religion, Erika Zavaleta would be among its foremost acolytes. An online ecology course, she realized, could attract students who would never consider taking a class requiring live field trips. By bringing field biology to a broader range of people, Zavaleta hopes the course will help broaden racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity in ecology and environmental studies. “I’m interested in making more ways for people to have an entry point to get interested in conservation, an internship at a reserve, or taking a class with a field component.”