Thursday, October 24, 2013

Return to Panther Nation

It was time this week for my annual visit with the AP Environmental Science class taught by Will Roberts at Powell High School, a.k.a. Panther Nation.

We talked about conservation, environmental studies, the creation of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and my ancestral link, plus my two books: Natural Histories and Ghost Birds.

Also of interest were freshwater jellyfish and mussels, the decline in amphibian populations, the medicinal properties of passionflower, the recovery of the whooping crane, wild turkey and bald eagle and many other topics of local interest.

Click these links for a look back at past visits:

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