Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Return visit to Roberts' class

Powell High School AP Environmental Science class fall 2015
Yesterday, I once again visited with the AP Environmental Science class taught by Will Roberts at Powell High School, a.k.a. Panther Nation. For me, it's become a biannual tradition.

Freshwater jellyfish swimming in a cup of water.
This is Roberts biggest class ever: 25 students! We talked about conservation, urban wildlife, book writing and my job at Ijams Nature Center. Each student had been assigned to read a portion of my two books: Natural Histories and Ghost Birds and ask questions about what they had read.

Topics we visited included bald eagles and osprey, wild turkeys, periodical cicadas, the biology of freshwater jellyfish and the best trails in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Best of luck to all of you! Thanks, Coach Roberts.

Click these links for a look back at past visits:

Spring 2015

Fall 2014

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