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Paved Paradise

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By Serena Musselwhite

When I went to interview the focus group They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot, Dr. Fish was discussing the score for their song. Dr. Fish's focus group intended to add elements of Mei Lander's ukulele (seen in picture with ukulele).

Focus Groups

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By: Julia Vaughan, Delaney O'Connor 

 Go Ahead: Change Your Mind, Dr. Holtzman




Water Wars?, Dr. Feeney



A Backbone for Conservation, Dr. Poston




Green Reporting, Mrs.Wittum




Invasive Alien Plants and Animals: Friend or Foe to the Environment?, Dr. Bolin



Heather White Speaks to High School Students at Environmental Summit

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By: Emilee Rae Hibshman

Heather White is a leader in sustainability and an expert on environmental policy. Heather's first lecture was called "Communication 101", which taught about nonverbal and verbal communication, as well as how to present your content.


Heather showed the students tricks that she learned from a TED talk about "power posing." The idea of power posing is to pick a pose that makes you feel confident or powerful, then stand in it for two minutes in private before an interview. She also showed the students how to sit properly for both an interview and a TV appearance!

Another speech that Heather gave was titled "Mentors: How to Find Them, How to be One, and How to Listen to your Inner Voice." She gave three main points to both find a mentor, and be one.

The first step was "Make your own mentors." Heather advised the students to introduce themselves to people, initiate a conversation, and ask for an informational interview. &…

Writing and Performing Music: Paved Paradise

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By Serena Musselwhite

This small National Environmental Summit focus group, "They Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot," is setting out to make a big impact.

Dr. David Fish, the Associate Professor of Music of Catawba College, is leading his group to help them create an environmental song to "Spread a message with music," said Mei.

We asked if the group would all say any one thing about their work or the song. Makayla said, "Our message is about hunger for change," and Edgar said, "This song is a metaphor."

I'm sure when they present their final product to the rest of the National Environmental Summit, it will be a memorable hit.