Nature and culture around the world
Portrait of a Sustainability Project
June 27, 2011 02:47 AM PDT
Sunseed Desert Project is a small sustainable community in the south of Spain.Modern Harmony with Nature: Sustainability
June 06, 2011 10:07 AM PDT
In this episode: Four short stories about sustainability. Katie Tackman on banana circles, Chris Canaday on urine-diverting dry toilets and solar disinfection of water, and Frederique Cebron on his family’s five-year journey to find people developing techniques for sustainable living.Traditional Harmony with Nature: the Waorani
January 18, 2011 05:13 PM PST
Chris Canaday of the Omaere Ethnobotanical Park discusses how the Waorani (an indigenous group of people who live in the Amazon of Ecuador) use the rainforest as a renewable resource.Habits of Consumption
November 18, 2010 05:48 PM PST
The slate-throated whitestart is a bird that lives in the cloud forest and uses an interesting trick to find food. We also discuss the unique manner of drinking beer in Ecuador.
Wandering Nature is devoted to discovering nature’s wonderful, strange, and fascinating organisms and ecosystems. Because these ecosystems are in exotic and wild locations, it’s also about the adventures, joys, and challenges of travel abroad. The project is made possible by a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which provides funding to recent college graduates to pursue a year of independent, non-academic study abroad.
I graduated from Rice University in 2010 with a BS in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. When I was not doing lab- and field-based ecology research in the Rudgers-Whitney Lab, I was directing a radio news program at KTRU, Rice’s student-run radio station. I studied for a semester in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and have been lucky enough to travel abroad on a few other occasions. After my Watson year, I will begin a Ph.D. in ecology or evolutionary biology. I haven’t picked a program yet, but I think I will study pollination. Other relevant facts: I love to bake giant white-chocolate chip cookies, I’m addicted to Barry’s Irish Breakfast Tea, I collect antique portraits, and my favorite insects are the syrphid flies.
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