A blog for the annual National Environmental Summit for High School Students held in the Center for the Environment at Catawba College
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Hiking in the Preserve
Center for the Environment - Ecological Preserve By Cierra Hunter
Come and join us on our journey as we Redesign the Future at the 2nd annual Environmental Summit for
Have you ever been hiking? Have you ever noticed how
beautiful it is when you find yourself in the middle of nature?
Well, I have, and let me tell you it’s amazing!
I love to hike with anyone I can, especially those who are
close to me. When I go hiking it might be in the depths of the Colorado
Mountains or here in North Carolina but, it doesn’t matter where I (or you) go,
it’s the experience in nature and realizing what is here on earth in another
Recently I hiked some of the Catawba College Preserve trails
while attending the Summit hosted here.
If you have ever visited the campus of Catawba College
(Salisbury, NC) then you know it isn’t
the largest outback area ever; however, it is extremely beautiful.
On this campus you can visit the Fred Stanbeck Ecological
Preserve, it includes 189 acres of land.
On this land there are a total of 150 bird species. You
might be shocked at this number; I know I was but, it’s definitely true!
If you ever find yourself in Salisbury, North Carolina, come
on by to the ecological preserve at Catawba College; we would love to have you,
and so would the birds!
Learn more about the preserve and the summer program for high school students hosted by the Center for the Environment and the Rocky Mountain Institute.
A couple of years ago, Cathy Green and Dr. John Wear, the Center for the Environment’s director of operations and executive director, respectively, decided to go to a café in Durham, NC, after a long day of interviews. They were sipping on coffee when a familiar face approached them to say hello: Summit alumnus and then-Duke University student John Hare-Grogg. John attended the National Environmental Summit in 2011, its first year, at a time when he still wasn’t sure where he saw his career going. However, he knew he was passionate about environmental issues, so upon learning about this opportunity in his home state of North Carolina, he included it in his summer plans. “I wasn’t totally sure what to expect,” he says. “It seemed like a great opportunity to go to Salisbury and learn about environmental issues and environmental leadership strategies for a few days. As it turned out, that’s exactly what happened; I had a fantastic experience.” As part of the Summit, in which students are…