Nature Chronicles


Tell a story; leave a legacy. Nature Chronicles documents North Carolinians’ experiences in nature. Stories, told to friends, family, lovers, teachers and students, are recorded at The HERP Project’s Celebrations, and archived here on the Cyberhub to be shared with the general public.

Nathan and Dylan Schepker

Dylan, Niall, and Nathan Schepker:  A father and son explain the difference between seeing snakes in a museum and seeing snakes outside. Read more…

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Theresa and Jacob Ridinger

Theresa and Jacob Ridinger: A mother explains to her son why it’s important to protect nature. Read more…

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Cynthia and James Fowler

Cyndi and James Fowler :  A former Girl Scout recalls her bluebird project. Read more…

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Chelsea Arey-cropped2

Chelsea Arey, a park ranger, recalls a snapping turtle from her youth. Read more…

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Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner

Phyllis Weatherly-Rosner, a SciWorks educator, urges students to learn about the natural world. Read more…

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Adam Halssler

Adam Haesseler, a former Marine, describes a scary encounter with Guantanamo Bay’s endangered banana rats. Read more…

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Lee and Xavier Grooms

Xavier Grooms, a young Boy Scout encourages other kids to go outside. Read more…

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Christy Ferguson-cropped

Christy Ferguson, the Museum Coordinator at SciWorks talks about the importance of the environment with the public. Read more…

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Savannah Parada and Paige Anderson

Savannah Parada and Paige Anderson ponder the impact of the natural world. Read more

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Jimmy Hunt, Amber Thompson, Alice Guzman

HERP Project students Amber Thompson, Alice Guzman, and Jimmy Hunt discuss their impact on others. Read more…

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Bailey Perkins, Philip Kellis, Elizabeth Robertson

Philip Kellis, Bailey Perkins, and Elizabeth Robertson describe the connection between school and a HERP Project HRE. Read more…

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Tyron Alford, Michael Dickens, and Tori Epps describe a HERP Project HRE. Read more…

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Ursula Vaughn and Mary Jane Brand

Ursula Vaughn and Mary Jane Brand examine the challenges facing the preservation of the natural world and the power of science museums. Read More…

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Russell

John Russell recalls his childhood in New England. Read more…

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Keiper

Jason and Kees Keiper discuss the natural world and the environment. Read more…

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Patch

Paula and Josie Patch discuss the importance of nature. Read more…

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Jones

David and Téa Jones discuss the environment for the younger generations. Read more…

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Felton

Katie, Timothy, and Peter Felton discusses why nature is important. Read more…

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Dickerson, Dill, and Gilbert

Alexis Dickerson, Sophia Dill, and Lea Gilbert reflect on their changing views of the natural world. Read more

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Congelosi, Gotwald, and Kuster discuss the environment. Read more…

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PriyaMakufka-Fels

Priya Makufka-Fels shares her concerns for the natural world. Read more…

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PatriciaMelvin

Patricia Melvin discusses why the natural world is important to her. Read more…

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KarynParsons

Karyn Parsons discusses how she works the natural world into the curriculum. Read more…

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HaynesFamily

Jane Haynes discusses intergenerational experiences with her grandson, Parker. Read more…

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DavidCarloneGabeCarlone

David and Gabe Carlone discuss why nature is important and why it matters to them. Read more…

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Taylor, Denise and Arjay Renfro

Denise Renfro tells her children, Arjay & Taylor, about a time when she smelled a mysterious smell. Read more…

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Tasman and John Roe

Herpetologist John Roe tells his son about the time he was bit by a turtle in front of his students. Read more…

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Susan Keels

Susan Keels tells our interviewer about her scariest experience in nature. Read more…

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Robert Hughes and Cuddles

Robert Hughes tells facilitator Tricia Runzel about his nineteen pet snakes. Read more…

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Carlisha Hall and Cat Wilson

UNC-Pembroke environmental studies students Carlisha Hall and Catheryn Wilson discuss what people can do to help the environment. Read more…

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Mahala Richardson and Elijah Sheek

Mahala Richardson and Elijah Sheek share messages with other children about protecting the natural world. Read more…

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