Harrisburg, PA

On January 21, 2019 students from NCC’s Climate Action Network and Sustainability Committee, led by Professor Anita Forrester, visited Harrisburg,PA. The students coordinated with the Better Path Coalition and Delaware Water Keeper to address the urgency of climate change and demand that Governor Wolf uphold Article 1, Section 27 of the Pennsylvania Constitution which states,…

PASA 2019 Conference Lancaster, PA

This weekend a few of my classmates and I, led by Professor Kelly Allen, attended the 2019 Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture in Lancaster, PA. We were there to speak about our experience traveling to Antioquia, Colombia in May 2018 as part of a Sustainable Food Systems course. Professor Allen, Mike Nieves, and I spoke…

No Turning Back

In 2012 my boyfriend Chris invited me on a two week backpacking trip. I had never been camping and I didn’t know the first thing about it. I loved hiking. Nature is my happy place. I decided to go. The plan was to hike southbound on the Appalachian Trail beginning in Delaware Water Gap. We…

What I Learned Shadowing a Backpacking Journalist: A Day with Cindy Ross

Last weekend, three long-distance backpackers were having trouble finding their way around downtown Easton. Cindy Ross, Todd Gladfelter, and I set off down the Karl Stirner Arts Trail in the early morning fog. The route wasn’t difficult, we just weren’t sure which direction we had come from and were having a little trouble getting back….

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and scientific research center dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey. It is the premier destination in the northeastern United States to view the annual hawk migration. It is the world’s largest member-supported raptor conservation organization and works as an international conservation training site.  The sanctuary began…

Lake Minsi, Bangor, Pennsylvania

The now barren land exposes stumps, revealing the trees that once grew in this space before the the lake was made A bridge appears after decades of being hidden underwater Canada Geese and a Great Blue Heron find an oasis in the parched lake A bird swoops across what once was the lake Chris Minnich…

High Cliffs Trail

The High Cliffs Trail is located in Milford, Pennsylvania, along Route 209. The trail skirts the edge of the cliff Cactus grow on the east facing cliffs. View of the Delaware River.