BTLT is so excited to welcome our Bowdoin Summer Fellow, Tess Davis.
Hello, BTLT community! My name is Tess, and I’m interning at Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust for the summer of 2021. I am thrilled to be working with such a vibrant, committed community.
To tell you a little bit about me, I’m a sophomore at Bowdoin College, and I intend to major in Environmental Studies and English. As a child, I spent the school year in Montana and the summers in Maine. Both states have awe-inspiring scenery, but it was in Maine where I truly fell in love with nature. Ocean swimming is probably my favorite outdoor activity, although kayaking, and hiking are a close second.
The environment has given us so much: nature renews our spirits, provides us with water and food, and reminds us of our humanity. We must protect the environment and make it accessible for all people.
This summer, I will strive to make BTLT more accessible and inclusive for underrepresented groups. To meet this goal, I want to highlight the fantastic conservation work that underrepresented people have done. I will write a series of blog posts about the impact of queer conservationists, BIPOC conservationists, and disabled conservationists, so look out for those! I’ll also being doing some research to help the BTLT leadership in planning for more diversity and inclusion work in the future, and I will be out on-the-ground working with young people who have limited access to environmental education.
I am delighted to be part of your community, and I hope to serve you all!