Cliff Kipp tells us about his lifelong affinity for the outdoors and how that has impacted his life. While discussing different perspectives on land use, Cliff shows us how his passion for conservation has grown into a full-time career working with young people to preserve Montana's wild places.
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BY CHERYL KIRBY-STOKES
@ VOL 5
ON OCT 27, 2014
Cheryl Kirby-Stokes works in a double wide trailer for the Office of Scholar Development, reading, reviewing, and editing essays for students' nationally competitive scholarship applications. She also travels semi-regularly with her husband to assist with his study abroad trips to South Africa. Cheryl discusses conservation and it's viability.
Connecting People Through Trails
BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1
ON APR 19, 2017
Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.
The Fine Art of Paper Conservation
"Our world is filled with (the) conservation, restoration, and preservation of important works on paper."
In "The Fine Art of Paper Conservation" from PechaKucha Night Batavia Vol. 7, drawing upon his experience as the president of Graphic Conservation Company in Chicago, one of the top paper-conservation laboratories in North America, Russ Maki provides a beautifully illustrated overview of the conservation of works ranging from works of art to historically significant documents.
Our Role in Conservation
BY VICKI SEARLES
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 24, 2016
Vicki Searles is the Director of Conservation Education at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. Her two passions are spending time with her family and serving our community by connecting people with nature and wildlife. She has worked at The Columbus Zoo, Zoo Atlanta the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and has been lucky enough to be involved in community based conservation in Asia, South America, Central America, and North America.
Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail
BY JAJEAN ROSE-BURNEY
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"Amid a dense urban environment, a beautiful ribbon of green stretches off into the distance…”
In Ribbon of Green: DL&W Rail Trail from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Western New York Land Conservancy, Jajean Burney, describes the vision of a 1.5-mile elevated linear park, greenway and rail trail on the former Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad corridor in Buffalo, New York. Similar to the High Line park in Manhattan, where an abandoned stretch of the New York Central Railroad has been transformed to a vibrant public space, the goal of the DL&W Rail Trail is to redevelop an obsolete infrastructure as public space to encourage human connection with nature and neighborhoods.
Reefs and People: Working with people to help coral reefs
BY KAILASH COOK
@ VOL 19
ON SEP 20, 2018
Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.
Conversation about conservation-engaging the public to act
BY AMY JOHNSTON-BRAY
@ VOL 37
ON SEP 19, 2018
Amy Johnston-Bray started down the road of becoming a research scientist but discovered she liked talking about science much more. Over the last 18 years she has created a multitude of science exhibitions, shows and public programmes in Australia and New Zealand. In this talk she takes on the thorny issue of engaging the public in conservation issues in an era of competing narratives also known as 'fake news'.