In July 2013, the Delaware chapter hosted four students - Jason Brown, Rodney Burnett, Brandon Williams and Yvonickel Saint-Cyr - from the Conservancy’s nationally-acclaimed Leaders in Environmental Action for the Future (LEAF) program.
First day in Delaware for LEAF interns - Jason Brown, Rodney Burnett, Brandon Williams, Yvonickel Saint-Cyr and mentor Derrick Evans.
Jason Brown takes a moment to catch and observe a cricket frog at the Conservancy's Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve.
The Conservancy's Delaware Land Steward, John Graham, assesses the students’ knowledge of ecology with a discussion about soils and topography contributing to the unique plant community at the Edward H. McCabe Nature Preserve.
Before working on invasive plant removal, LEAF interns learn from Rob Line, Delaware Natural Heritage Program Manager, that controlling invasives is crucial to protecting native species.
LEAF interns spent a day in the field learning about wildlife ecology. David Kalb, a University of Delaware graduate student, shows the interns how to properly identify animal scat.
Students participating in the LEAF program are required to visit a minimum of three colleges during their internship.
The LEAF interns cut down invasive plants in Brandywine Creek State Park, working alongside State Parks land stewardship crew.
Invasive plant management in Brandywine Creek State Park, working alongside State Parks land stewardship crew.
A day at the Point Lookout Organic Farm learning to plant, weed and harvest vegetables.
LEAF interns learn to manually delineate the Rocky Run watershed in preparation for field work to assess its ecological health.
Brandon calibrates surveying equipment, part of multi-day data collection activities with University of Delaware Water Resources Agency to characterize the Rocky Run watershed.
The Conservancy's Delaware Land Steward, John Graham, thank Jason, Brandon, Rodney and Nickel for their month of service-learning with the Conservancy in Delaware.
The Nature Conservancy in Delaware invites Jason, Rodney, Brandon and Nickel to visit any time!