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Kayla Bertucci, WGNO/WNOL put together a story on our very own NOLA Batman, Dr. Craig Hood, Director of the Environment Program, which aired on December 3, 2018.  Here is the link to the story.

Bryan Whittington from ENV Class of 2017. I just wanted to give the everyone an update on my life since graduation. You may recall that I did several internships in various departments at the Audubon Zoo throughout college. Not long after graduating, I accepted a position as a full-time zookeeper at the Baton Rouge Zoo in the Primates/Carnivores department. This was an awesome experience for me to begin my career in animal care. One of the highlights was working with two ornery cheetahs and training them from square one to receiving a voluntary injection.

Seniors, Andrew Harper (ENVB '19), Shannon Hester (ENVT '19), and Arden LaGrone (BIOL '19) presented their research in the Undergraduate Mentored Research poster competition at the National Association of Biology Teachers on Saturday, November 10 in San Diego, California. They did a fantastic job and represented their respective Loyola programs and University to the highest standard.

Dr. Aimee K. Thomas, professor for the Environment Program and Biology, visited Ridgewood Prep Kindergarten students to discuss spider natural history. A good time was had by all, including the eight-legged helper. 

 

Loyola Environment Professors and father-daughter duo, Dr. Bob Thomas and Dr. Aimée Thomas, showcased some spooky creatures on WVUE Fox 8 News, including Dr. Bob's snake discovery and Rosie the Tarantula. 

Check out the video here.

Ella Hall (ENVB '19) and Abby Perez (BIOL '20), co-directors of Late Nights at Loyola, received the Loyola Strength in Diversity Grant to help fund Late Nights for this academic year.

The Loyola Bat Lab, which includes Dr. Craig Hood and 6 Environment majors, are presenting and demonstrating Louisiana bats and bat biology in 4 events throughout the coming weeks. Dr. Hood talked about bat biology at the first event of the series last Sat. October 20 at the Jean Lafitte National Park. 

Click here to see what's next! 

Andrew Harper held a talk on Sept. 22 about the natural history of the damselfly and dragonfly, two insects that he currently conducts species diversity research on for his senior thesis. The event was geared to get kids and their families excited about nature and the lives of both the damselfly and dragonfly. 

Click Here for the full Maroon article. 

"American biologist and Loyola University New Orleans Chair of Environmental Communication Robert A. “Bob” Thomas has a new namesake – a species of snakes in the Galápagos Islands. Following decades of research, a snake species on the island of Santiago and Rábida now bears the name Pseudalsophis thomasi. The honor comes following more than 20 years working to classify the snakes of the archipelago."

Click Here to read the full article. 

The podcast, produced by the Center for Progressive Reform, is called CPR’s “Connect the Dots” with Rob Verchick. My goal is to offer engaging, accessible discussions with top experts, helping listeners “connect the dots” between real stuff in their lives and developments in the la

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