LEGO Bricks: Eco-friendly and Sugarcane Sweet

LEGO is going green! The Danish toy company has come out with a new line of leaves, bushes and tree bricks made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. Their intention is to manufacture most of its products and packaging using environmentally friendly materials or recycled sources by 2030. Kids attending Ocean Heroes Bootcamp (OHBC) in … More LEGO Bricks: Eco-friendly and Sugarcane Sweet

Planet in Peril

Our planet is in a climate and ecological crisis. We need to fight for our lives and the lives of all species. Scientists estimate that by the year 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fishes. On my most recent sea turtle expedition, 1/3 of the turtles we caught were infected with the … More Planet in Peril

Turtle Rodeo

I’ll be returning to the Bahamas later this week to work with marine scientists  tracking juvenile green sea turtle habitat. Here, I recount my June, 2018 experience. Come along for this wild ride! My expedition as an eco-volunteer with Earthwatch, the global conservation organization, begins on the hot tarmac at Rock Sound airport in Eleuthera, … More Turtle Rodeo

Dinosaur Descendants: Leatherback Sea Turtles

When I saw my first nesting leatherback during night patrol I was in awe of this ancient creature laying its eggs against the sky’s Milky Way, nature’s  firework display of bioluminescence  bursting off the crashing waves. Our work as Earthwatch volunteers with the January, 2019 Costa Rican Leatherbacks expedition included night patrol, morning beach sweeps and … More Dinosaur Descendants: Leatherback Sea Turtles

A Hugging Robot?

My friend Alexis Block has invented HuggieBot, a robot that hugs! She’s allowed me to take a peek into her life to tell the story of how she faced bullying, gender stereotypes and overcame extreme heartache to take top honors in the field of  (HRI) human-robot interaction. Lexi has always loved being a ballerina and … More A Hugging Robot?

Poetry Marathon

Woodland Pattern bookstore’s annual (15-hour) poetry marathon was a blast. I read during the hour sponsored by Riverwest Currents. A warm and welcoming community of writers and poets! Many of my poems are inspired by family memories and reflections of life experience with all its ups and downs. Check out Lake Michigan Stones & Keeper of … More Poetry Marathon

Talkin’ Sea Turtles on Riverwest Radio

You’ve come to the right place to learn more about sea turtles. I love talking about my eco-volunteer research expeditions and you can listen to my recent radio interview to hear about these experiences. If you’re interested in having me make a presentation at your school, library or other organization, send me a message on my … More Talkin’ Sea Turtles on Riverwest Radio