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My Environmental Story: A Blog Series
The Blog Series, My Environmental Story, is a place where the discussion of one’s journey as an environmentalist changes and transforms as one learns more about the world around them. This series will highlight individuals and their honest reflections and introspections. The goal of this blog is to emphasize how every individual has a unique environmental story reflective of their different backgrounds and experiences. Any opinions expressed in these blog posts are those of the author and not the opinion of Connecticut Trails or the University of Connecticut.
- Connecticut Trail Finder is Hiring! Apply for the Paid Student Internship, Fall 2021Connecticut Trail Finder Paid Student Internship, Fall 2021 Supervisor contact: This internship will be co-supervised by Laura Brown, Community & Economic Development Educator – New Haven County Extension Center, Contact- Laura Brown: Cell 608-886-0655 firstname.lastname@example.org and Kimberly Bradley, CT Trail Census/Trail Finder Coordinator Cell 860-581-3130 Kimberly.email@example.com Office location: Remote. Weekly online meetings (computer required) will […]Posted on September 2, 2021
- My Environmental Story: An End of a ChapterAuthor: Khadija Shaikh This summer, I got an internship with a newly grant-funded project, the Connecticut Trail Finder. It was the first environmental-related job I ever held and to say I am sad that it is ending today would be an understatement. You see, this summer was not only a positive experience but a healthy […]Posted on August 20, 2021
- My Environmental Story: I can do more.Author: Sharon Gray My environmental story starts at a young age. I grew up in Upstate New York and nature was all around us. We had a field and forest as our backyard and my sister, brother, and I was forever playing in it. My family camped at Lake George and we vacationed at a cottage […]Posted on August 16, 2021
- Making Connections in Keney ParkAuthor: Stephanie Stroud Keney Park is a place with a fascinating history. It is one of the biggest designed landscapes in the United States, and it was designed by the famous “Founder of Landscape Architecture,” Frederick Law Olmsted, in his very own birthplace of Hartford, CT! Today, this gem of a park offers woodland trails, sweeping […]Posted on August 2, 2021
- My Environmental Story: A Lifetime of Loving the Great OutdoorsAuthor: Dr. Jenifer Nadeau It wasn’t that long ago that I suddenly realized that I was an environmentalist. I was reading something in an outdoor magazine and it hit me and I thought to myself, “Oh, wow, I guess I am an environmentalist!” In Khadija’s previous post, she defined the term “environmentalist” = as traditionally […]Posted on July 19, 2021
- CT Trail Finder: How to Turn it into an App!Author: Kimberly Bradley Hello everyone! On behalf of the Connecticut Trail Finder team, I have an announcement to make: there is a way to make the Connecticut Trail Finder Website an app on your phone! Though it is not an application you can download through the app store on your device, it is instead a […]Posted on July 5, 2021
- My Environmental Story: It’s Quite Unconventional and Still Evolving.Author: Khadija Shaikh If you had told me two years ago that I was to be an environmentalist* and fight for the planet, I would have laughed. I would have said “There are much more important things to advocate for. People around the world are being discriminated against because of the color of their skin, […]Posted on June 23, 2021
- My Environmental Story: A Blog SeriesAs part of this blog, we will be including a blog series, My Environmental Story, which will be a place where the discussion of one’s journey as an environmentalist will change and transform as one learns more about the world around them. This series will highlight individuals and their honest reflections and introspections. The goal […]Posted on June 23, 2021
- Welcome!Hi! Hello! Welcome to our honest and open space where we will be talking about what is important to us, work-related and otherwise. We are very excited to share with you our experiences, our stories, and our journeys. Please take into consideration when you read our blog posts, that these words do not reflect the […]Posted on June 23, 2021
- Meriden & Groton Bike Rallies Promote Nutrition, Fitness, & Bike SafetyUConn Extension & Bike Walk Connecticut partner to promote nutrition, fitness, and bike safety Hundreds of families and young people participated in bike safety and nutrition education at bike rallies hosted by UConn Extension, part of UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources, Bike Walk Connecticut, in partnership with the Meriden Farmers Market and Groton Fall Fest (Groton Chamber of […]Posted on August 23, 2019
- New! Share the Trail BrochureThe PATHS team created an educational brochure called Share the Trail about trail safety and etiquette on multi-use trails for bicyclists, walkers and equestrians. Check it out!Posted on May 2, 2019
- New Website and ListservWe are happy to announce the new Connecticut Trails website which brings together projects focused on trails and trail use. Also notice the brand new Trails Listserv for trail-related discussions and announcements. Welcome!Posted on April 23, 2019