Photography and social media to promote biodiversity

The Biology department recently hosted an event with photographer and blogger Alex Wild.

The event “Using Photography and Social Media to Promote Biodiversity” was created so Wild could explain how new technology is changing the environmental landscape and provides pointers on how to participate. Americans are spending less time outdoors and more time glued to technology. On the surface, this increasing isolation from natural history does not bode well for public support for the environment, but our obsession with gadgetry comes with a silver lining. Photography provides both a widely accessible medium and an incentive for people to interact with nature. Concurrently, social media and blogs empower nascent natural historians to develop their biodiversity habit.

If you missed the event and would like to learn more about Wild you can visit his site here.

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