Invasivores Unite: Eat invasive species, save the world

Author: Patrick Cooney Artist: Henry Hershey (twitter: @spoonbill_hank; insta: @hanks_fish_art) Invasivore: A person who eats invasive species to reduce the ecological impact of invaders. Bad news Humans are to blame for the spread of aquatic invasive species across the globe.  The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) says, “Aquatic nuisance species are spread many ways…

Woman scientist of color blazes path for others

Guest Author: Christina Uh Editor: Patrick Cooney Resilience. What does this word mean to you? To me it means overcoming obstacles that obstruct your mission, your goal, your purpose.  It is your ability to succeed in the face of adversity; it is your power to be adaptable, strong, and tough. I am of Mayan and…

9 Key Principles for Instructors to Help Students Learn

Guest Author: Dr. Don Orth Editor: Patrick Cooney We are all teachers and learners, albeit too often flawed, slow learners. Here, pictured with a filmstrip projector, I listened as the Beatles sang “You say you want a revolution. Well, you know. We all want to change the world.” (John Lennon / Paul McCartney Revolution lyrics…

What is Bowfishing?

 Guest Author: Jason Emmel Editor: Patrick Cooney WHAT IS BOWFISHING? It’s not really fishing in the traditional sense.  It’s not really bowhunting either.  Bowfishing is somewhere in-between and the basic principle is quite simple.  You spot a fish lurking in the shallows, carefully move in closer, draw back your specially equipped bow and arrow, take…