Blog for Young and Emerging Professionals

2 people dressed as zom-bees
Zom-bee costumes

Halloween is approaching and costume parties may have already started to pop up on your calendar. If October slipped away from you and you’ve found yourself costume-less, don’t rush out to the closest Halloween store just yet. You can save Halloween with a quick and easy do-it-yourself costume. As a more budget-friendly and wildlife-friendly option, your last-minute homemade costume can be a win-win.

Indian farmers protest and sell goods

For the past one year, come rain or sunshine, freezing cold and scorching summers, the bread producers of the country, both women and men, have been protesting on the borders of Delhi, the capital of India. They have been living in makeshift housing, several hundred kilometers away from their homes and fields to participate in the protest. The fields which they have been working for generations, for them to be a farmer is a matter of pride and their lands a matter of honor which they are not ready to part with even in the times of extreme economic crisis.

Gladstone Elementary School 21st CCLC and NOAA/NAAEE participants in the Mystic Aquarium program adopting their local watershed and doing a marine debris clean up.
Students working outside, adopting their local watershed. Photo by Ayana Melvan.

Each month, Watershed STEM Grantees will share stories about implementing their projects, adapting to challenges, and working collaboratively towards a blue planet in the eeBLUE: Watershed Chronicles blog posts on eePRO. Join us on their journeys! This month, Ayana Melvan, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, Mission Programs at Mystic Aquarium shares her professional journey.

An illustration of a colorful quilt with lightning bolts and at the bottom columns of Japanese script.

How did one of the largest cities in Japan with a population of 3.75 million reduce garbage waste production by 43%? This GEEP case study sets out to investigate exactly how the Eco-Picture Diary Environmental Education Project reduced waste through effective environmental education.


Where were the first steps you remember taking outdoors? As a child, did you find yourself mesmerized by summer fireflies or with the icicles of winter? Reflections on early environmental experiences can provide EE professionals with renewed motivation. Share your memories and the values gained, by writing a blog post on eePRO!