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Enter Our Monarch Butterfly Adventure Giveaway!

Enter Our Monarch Butterfly Adventure Giveaway!

Court Whelan, Ph.D. March 13, 2017 0

The monarch butterfly migration is quite simply one of the most jaw-dropping spectacles on earth.  While one may initially think that the migration event is one dimensional (after all, it is just one species, right?),

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Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Monarch Butterflies are Making a Rebound

Court Whelan, Ph.D. May 20, 2016 4

Newsworthy, noteworthy, and utterly fascinating. Monarch butterflies routinely make the news—for good reason. The migration of the monarch butterfly is considered by scientists a unique phenomenon, and one of the largest animal migrations on

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Spotlight on Sustainability: What is the IGTOA?

Spotlight on Sustainability: What is the IGTOA?

Court Whelan, Ph.D. May 12, 2014 0

No, it’s not the name of a monster from one of those Godzilla movies, nor is it the name of a European shelving unit that you’d find at Ikea. IGTOA stands for the International

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What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

What Arctic and Tropical Waters Have in Common

Court Whelan, Ph.D. April 30, 2014 0

The old schooner purchased from a fisherman, cut through the icy waters of Glacier Bay, cruising along the picturesque Alaska coastline towards a pod of six massive humpback whales bubble-feeding at the surface of

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Spotlight on Sustainability: Ecotourism Facts

Court Whelan, Ph.D. April 20, 2014 0

If you’ve read my other ecotourism posts here, you’re probably familiar with my emphatic stance on ecotourism’s potential in the conservation of environments and cultures.  But, I think it’s about time to break out

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Spotlight on Sustainability: Preserving Cultures through Ecotourism

Spotlight on Sustainability: Preserving Cultures through Ecotourism

Court Whelan, Ph.D. November 9, 2013 0

The first thing you probably think of when you hear the word ecotourism is nature travel.  Perhaps you’re familiar with the core values of ecotourism and also think about the conservation efforts that are

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