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Healing our Forests, Healing Ourselves<p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>McKay Jenkins</strong> has been writing about people and the natural world for 30 years. His new book is <a href="">Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet</a> (Avery, an imprint of PenguinRandomHouse, 2017).  Jenkins holds degrees from Amherst, Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism, and Princeton, where he received a PhD in English. A former staff writer for the Atlanta Constitution, he has also written for <em>Outside, Orion, The New Republic</em>, and many other publications. Jenkins is currently the Cornelius Tilghman Professor of English,  Journalism and Environmental Humanities at the University of Delaware, where he has won both the University Excellence in Teaching Award and the College of Arts and Science Excellence in Teaching Award. He lives in Baltimore with his family.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Tara Trammell</strong> is the John Bartram Assistant Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of Delaware, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences.  She holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Berea College; an M.S. and Ph.D. in Biology from the University of Louisville and did her Postdoc work in Biology at the University of Utah.  In the Trammell lab at UD, she is studying how biophysical and sociological factors affect urban ecosystem structure and function. Specifically, they are investigating how urban forests respond to threats such as pollution and invasive species, and in-turn how urban forests provide ecosystem services to urban residents. </p>2020<p>This collaborative project between students in Environmental Humanities and Urban Forestry will train STEM and Humanities students in a variety of courses, including Introduction to Environmental Literature (ENG230); Environmental Journalism (ENGL409); and Urban Forestry (PLSC 367), to become fully-engaged, cross-disciplinary Watershed Citizens, especially through encounters with environmental and indigenous literature; the field exploration of local watersheds; the cataloguing of native and invasive plants in the forests of White Clay Creek State Park; and forest restoration work through the removal of invasive plants and the planting of native trees in our local forests and communities. Attendant to all of these projects will be the joint, interdisciplinary composition of narrative and digital documentary projects to disseminate urgent ecological information to the university community and the general public.</p><p> </p>mckay ttram

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