Embracing the inner “Bat Girl”- Julia Yearout

I never thought that joining the project S.A.F.E BB gun team for the Walker county 4-H program would lead me to pursue a career as a wildlife biologist, passionate about environmental education. Growing up in the country, I wanted to join 4-H, so I could show cows like my neighbor down the road; and when […]

Finding Your Place – Erika Noriega

Going to a college four hours away from home was a rough transition for me. I had a hard time adjusting to this new environment and finding a place where I felt like I belonged, and partially being undecided on my major made this process even more difficult. However, my first semester I was lucky […]

Why Warnell – Emma Kate Beckwith

When people ask the question “Why Warnell?” I could never quite articulate all that encompasses what fuels my passion for this school and the outdoors. Sure, I could have majored in environmental sciences or agriculture, but it is the atmosphere within Warnell that drives me. Second semester of my freshman year I took my second […]

Fort Yargo State Park Internship – Jamie Madsen

This summer, I was given the opportunity to be a Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA DNR) regional intern at Fort Yargo State Park. GA DNR has several different branches, but I was selected for Parks and Historic Sites. With this internship, I would have the opportunity of experiencing all of the different departments within […]

Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji Study Abroad – Maddie Curlew

This summer I had the opportunity to go on Warnell’s Discover Abroad program and visit Australia, New Zealand and Fiji! As a Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management major, having the chance to learn about the tourism industry in these places was a dream come true. I remember learning about Australia and the Great Barrier Reef […]

Boredom: The Predator of Wilderness – Jamie Madsen

“The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away, but He is no longer the only one to do so” – Leopold 1949 As a Warnell student, I have been asked to read Aldo Leopold’s Sand County Almanac several times. Each time I’ve read it, I’ve gained a new perspective on nature, and what it means […]

Unforeseen Opportunities – Calvin Ellis

Since I have been at Warnell I have had many, many opportunities. Some of these I expected, as I was told about them by previous undergrads, and some I never would’ve imagined. By far the most unexpected to me, would be the current internship I hold, University of Georgia’s R3 Coordinator. The R3 Coordinator is […]