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Woman filming outside

New VCU Life Sciences course on conservation filmmaking

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Ron Lopez, award-winning filmmaker and VCU Life Sciences faculty, will be teaching budding conservation filmmakers how to make science more accessible to the public.

2018 Team Warbler in Panama

Team Warbler featured on Panama website

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Students from Team Warbler were featured on the Adopta Panama Rainforest website.

Katie Schmidt guides kayakers over Hollywood Rapids on the James River. (Photo courtesy of Katie Schmidt)

Love of the wild: Graduate student blends adventure and science through outdoor recreation programs

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Katherine Schmidt, a graduate student in VCU's environmental studies program and a wilderness guide, is bringing her zeal for science and adventure to outreach.

A woman pretends to be injured during one of VCU's Wilderness First Responder courses

VCU offers a Wilderness First Responder course

Monday, April 9, 2018

VCU offers a Wilderness First Responder course

Despite the storms, some eaglets made it through safely and are seen in a nest with their parent

Eagle struggle with late Nor’easters

Friday, April 6, 2018

For eagles in the Chesapeake Bay, the timing of the spring storms could not have been much worse.

CCB technician Beth MacDonald resighting red knots on a sand flat near Tybee Island, Georgia in spring 2016

Georgia coast critical for migrating red knots

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Not much has been known about the birds along Coastal Georgia.

The first young woodpeckers produced in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge as part of the ongoing establishment projec

A good year for woodpeckers

Thursday, April 5, 2018

This year has produced the largest number of woodpeckers known to occur in the state since the early 1980s.

Nestling eagle fitted with satellite transmitter

Networking eagles

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

The recent development of GPS transmitters and other tracking devices for large samples of eagles has opened a new era of data collection.

Whimbrels with tremendous fat reserves from feeding on blueberries take off from the Acadian Peninsula headed out over the Atlantic

Flying to Mecca

Monday, April 2, 2018

A flock of birds travel to their annual pilgrimage to the Amazon Delta.

VCU Life Science faculty Will Shuart speaks during a slide presentation at the 2018 Ersi Federal GIS Conference

Shuart presents at 2018 ESRI Federal GIS Conference

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

VCU Life Science faculty Will Shuart spoke at three separate sessions at the 2018 Esri Federal GIS Conference that took place in Washington D.C. March 20 – 21.

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