The World of WISE

Welcome to the Watershed and Invasive Species Education Program’s blog, which features interviews, informative articles and pictures of science in action. The West Coast Sea Grant WISE program is dedicated to helping teachers learn about emerging watershed issues, which can be used as tools to engage students in science learning and community action. Feel free to explore, and thank you for reading.wise-logo1-copy

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Aquarium Fish make for an Ecotourism, Non-profit Combo

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Passengers from around the world, diverse in character and their scientific, social, educational and/or professional fields embark on a journey involving the “Dorinha” and her crew in exploring the river waters of the Rio Negro Basin, Amazonas, Brazil. What do you … Continue reading

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My internship in Thailand: Journey to Freedom Project

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The PROMISE internship and Oregon Sea Grant sparked my interest to do community outreach and environmental education for youth. This summer before starting my internship with Save Elephant Foundation I had a great chance on becoming a student researcher at … Continue reading

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My PROMISE to the Environment

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  As I began my second season as a Biological Science Technician at Lava Beds National Monument (LABE), specifically the Youth Conservations Corps (YCC) Crew Leader, I had set some new goals to improve upon last year’s accomplishments. The Youth … Continue reading

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My internship in Thailand: Little about Elephant March

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During my stay in Thailand I had a great chance to participate in march for elephants and rhinos. There purpose is to become the voice for these animals and bring awareness to stop ivory trade and poaching. The event happens … Continue reading

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My internship in Thailand: Management and organization at the park

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As my second has been evolving I am starting to adjust to the new place and work environment in Thailand. The second week I have spent at the park has been a bit different. Now that my volunteer experience/training is … Continue reading

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My internship in Thailand continued. An inside look to Elephant Nature Park

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As part of my internship my first task was to learn about the organization dynamics. I didn’t realize that the organization runs on a very large scale until I had a chance to be part of it. The very first … Continue reading

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My internship in Thailand and current expectations

Yet again I was lucky enough to get another internship experience and this time with Save the Elephants Foundation. This is going to be another exciting challenge for me especially the fact that it’s in Thailand. This opportunity came to … Continue reading

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To Flush or Not to Flush? Part III

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Further In-depth Understanding of the Human Capacity to Act Model Previously in this three-blog series, we discussed how the Human Capacity to Act (HCA) Framework could be used by researchers to learn about what influences people to dispose of Pharmaceuticals … Continue reading

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To Flush or Not to Flush? Part II

Introduction to the Human Capacity to Act Framework In order to promote responsible environmental stewardship, education must focus first and foremost on effective environmental education. Changing human and consumer behavior can be difficult, but the topic of Pharmaceuticals and Personal … Continue reading

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To Flush or Not to Flush? Part I

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This blog is the first in a three-part series introducing a framework for considering social circles, institutions and rational information to guide and enhance environmental education programs. We introduce the use of the “Human Capacity to Act” (HCA) framework – … Continue reading

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