I was recently privileged to present a webinar at the National Biodiversity Teach-In . My presentation focused on conserving connections in Nature . This amazing five day event is a collection of talks given by about 40 speakers on subjects that relate to biodiversity. The “teach-in” is produced each year by teachers and students at Elgin High School in Elgin Illinois. The goal is to “raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity and inspire our participants to take action in its protection.”
I have produced my webinar presentation on a video which I hope you will take the time to view and enjoy.
Why Do I Write These Essays?
Nothing in Nature exists in isolation. The movement of life’s energy, which originates in the sun, takes place because everything is interconnected and interdependent. Your consciousness of interdependence in Nature means that, every time you engage Nature, you ask yourself how a creature, a plant, yourself, or a natural object is connected to another and to Nature’s greater scheme of things. With this awareness you are prepared to protect Nature’s environment that sustains you. And, you create your legacy by encouraging others to do likewise.
If, after reading my essays, you find yourself embracing these ideas, I am thrilled in knowing that I’ve played some small part in setting this world view in motion in your mind.
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My name is Bill Graham. As a Marine Biologist who has worked in the US and Mexico for 30 years, I am a student of Nature, a teacher, a researcher, and a nature photographer. Through my work, I have acquired an ever growing passion for how everything in Nature is connected. Today, I travel extensively contemplating about, writing about, and photographing Nature’s connections. I also work with conservation projects in the USA and Mexico and mentor talented youth.