Morgan Cole has joined the Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust team as an Intern for the spring 2020 semester, focusing on land protection and monitoring.
Majoring in Zoology with a minor in Sustainability Studies, Morgan was born and raised in the town of Rosendale, on the Hudson River in the Catskill region of New York. Growing up in that region is what developed her love for nature and being outdoors. From fishing and swimming to hiking – she has always spent a lot of time outside.
Being raised to appreciate nature conservation, she is passionate about connecting with nature and the “Biophilia hypothesis” or, how humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. “Parks filled with trees in the middle of a city, indoor plants, and preferring a window in offices or classrooms is an example of this in action.” Says Morgan. “There are many different ways we can connect with nature through a variety of outdoor activities. I believe that people should look at nature as not only a place to experience the outdoors, but also as a place that should be cared for and conserved for the future.”
Morgan is thrilled to be working with the land trust during her final semester of college and upon graduation, hopes to secure a full-time position with the NYS DEC or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.