Can 90 seconds change the world? The answer, according to Associate Professor of Geoscience Nan Crystal Arens, is a resounding “yes. For the fourth year in a row, Hobart and William Smith students have been filling the airwaves of WEOS with a host of environmental topics dubbed the “Natural History Minute.
The short public service announcements are recorded by students in Arens’ “Topics in Environmental Studies: Biodiversity class and culled from student suggestions, Arens’ ideas and even the latest research in scientific journals.
“When I arrived at HWS and began learning about the service learning ethic here, I thought that we might try having a class do the writing as a way to practice research/reading/writing skills, said Arens. “It would also get the students thinking about their responsibility, as educated people, to share their knowledge with the wider world.
Selections from the latest crop of announcements, covering environmental topics from acorns to the Adirondacks can now be heard online, in the player below.
You may change tracks with the arrow buttons in the upper right-hand corner of the player. It may take a few moments for streaming to begin.