Who’s Afraid of Jean Lafitte?

The first day of bioblitz is officially here! As you’re reading this, National Geographic staff is descending upon Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve  in New Orleans, Louisiana to conduct a bioblitz, or biological inventory, alongside the National Park Service and more than one thousand volunteers. Lucky for me, I get to lead some of the visiting groups of local school kids on terrestrial inventories. … Continue reading Who’s Afraid of Jean Lafitte?

Around the World in 2,557 Days

In Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, protagonist Phileas Fog sets out to circumnavigate the globe. First published in the year 1873, Verne’s story is considered a classic adventure book. Fast-forward to today, more than a hundred years later and people look to create similar stories. In our fast-paced world where quality is measured in speed and efficiency, one would think that a … Continue reading Around the World in 2,557 Days