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Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike.

Melissa Pielet speaks at St. Petersberg Climate Strike. (Anne Orca/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
St. Petersburg, Florida, joined the global call for climate action on Sept. 20. Eckerd College student Melissa Pielet has some thoughts on the practicality of implementing the change we so urgently need.
The George Washington University
Next in our series from the Galápagos is a short documentary from Guy Ginsberg, which examines the culture, cooperation, and change happening in the Galápagos marine reserve.

Tamia Parsons, 19, Sunrise Movement Coordinator for the Central New York Hub. (Lindsay Eberhart/SUNY-ESF)

Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
One week after the climate strike, I sat down with 19-year-old Tamia Parsons, a sophomore at Syracuse University and one of the leaders of the environmental movement in Central New York.
marine iguanas in the Galápagos

Marine iguanas bathing in the sun. (Vicki Deng/Reed College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Reed College
Next in our Galápagos series, Vicki Deng marvels at the opportunity Planet Forward storytellers had to stand where Darwin stood — and witness the inspiration to his revolutionary theory of evolution.
Greta Thunberg at the Climate Strike in New York

Greta Thunberg on Friday, Sept. 20, during her closing speech for the Climate Strike in New York. (Elina Mariutsa/Northeastern University)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northeastern University
With the goal of motivating world leaders, young people have drawn universal attention to global warming in ways that decades of scientific progress could not. 

The Galapagos islands are home to many plants and animals, both terrestrial and aquatic, that are found nowhere else in the world. (Henry Becker/George Washington University)

George Washington University
Next in our Galápagos series, GW's Henry Becker discusses invasive species eradication programs — both the successes and their pitfalls — and explores the controversial topic of biological control.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | GW Law School
With recent changes in U.S. public lands policy, how can individuals work to ensure land is conserved for public benefit and to protect habitat that helps combat the effects of climate change? The answer may lie in a conservation easement.

(Reed Hutton/Middlebury College)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | Middlebury College
How can we integrate everyone in outdoor recreation? It starts with positive changes in leadership — both coaches and role models.

Gianna Haro.

George Washington University
In the second story of our Galápagos series, Corinne Tarantino takes a look at why biologists study in the field. Come hear Gianna Haro's motivation to study biology, starting with her childhood in the Galápagos.
Celso Montalvo in the Galápagos

Celso Montalvo, who now works as a naturalist with Lindblad Expeditions, shared his experiences with the problematic goat population, growing up in the Galápagos. (Peter Jurich/University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | University of Wisconsin-Madison
In the first story of our series from our Storyfest 2019 expedition to the Galápagos, Peter Jurich examines an atypical invasive species: Goats. They were brought to the islands in the 1700s, and it took hundreds of years to eradicate them.

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