Tag Archives: Sandhill cranes

sandhill cranes - photo by Julie Dodd

Birdwatching at Sweetwater Wetlands Park

By 7:30 a.m., we were on the trail at the Sweetwater Wetlands Park, and the birds were there to greet us. We started by checking a location along the boardwalk where we’d seen purple gallinule a few weeks ago. We heard the purple gallinules and caught a few glimpses of them as they slipped through […]

Writing assignment requires students to be alert to possible story ideas

Story ideas. They’re all around us. That’s one of my messages for tomorrow’s lecture when we talk about an upcoming assignment that requires the students to find their own story ideas. For this assignment, we are asking the students to select a story that has an environmental, health, science or technology angle. And those stories […]