Lots of people dream of leading or joining an expedition. Most probably perceive raising money to be their biggest obstacle for doing so.
Landing your first job is typically the biggest hurdle in anyone’s professional journey. A resume filled with extracurricular activities and summer jobs is pretty much guaranteed to get lost in the shuffle. On top of that there are certain fields that are notoriously known for being difficult to get a foot in the door. Conservation being one of them.
A couple of weeks ago, there was an accident at Cincinnati zoo. A child fell into an enclosure with a gorilla named Harambe, and to protect the child the gorilla was shot.
Imagine a hypothetical worst case scenario: Someone out there with more money and better resources manages to make a bigger and more impressive version..
I spent the last hour chatting to students from classrooms across North America, and I'm still buzzing! I was invited by Joe Grabowski who runs Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants.