Science Blog

Science Blog Read All

Add new comment

April 24, 2019
A good rainstorm in San Diego can be hard to come by. So when a series of storms come through the county and drench the land, as happened this year, there is much rejoicing…until the cool, wet weather begins...
April 16, 2019
My story begins with a bird. The largest bird in North America in fact. The California condor, which once spread its massive wings over most of the southern portion of the country, unfortunately now is only found...
April 16, 2019
Mahatma Gandhi claims there are seven sins in the world. Throughout a particular course of my graduate degree program, I kept the first of these sins in mind: “wealth without work.” You see, I am an...
April 11, 2019
Successful and enduring conservation inherently demands that a cross-disciplinary team approach be implemented. So, when I look back at the San Diego Zoo’s Giant Panda Conservation Program, I can say without...
March 19, 2019
Over the fall, I engaged in an independent study project while enrolled in the Advanced Inquiry Program through San Diego Zoo Global and Miami University. I believe this semester was one of the most transformative...
March 18, 2019
“There are 186 applications.” That was the sentence that I kept saying in my head when we started reviewing the pool of candidates for the Rookies for Recovery Program. Apparently, up and coming...
March 18, 2019
La Jolla, California. A spot for beautiful coastal views, hot local coffee, and an awesome surf break for those brave enough to climb over the rocks. Who knew this would also be a hotbed of illegal activity? The...
March 13, 2019
Last fall I had the pleasure of interning at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) with the Burrowing Owl (BUOW) team to help develop a new website for their programs, and to help compose...
March 13, 2019
Brazil nuts have become one of the latest super foods sold in grocery and health food stores. They are organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan and have a range of health benefits such as high levels of selenium (an...
March 12, 2019
Many of us in conservation education fields regularly lament the disconnect that seems to exist between today’s youth and nature - a chasm that bodes ill for the future of conservation. I am loath to admit...

Pages