Resources by Michelle Prysby
|Sustaining America's Aquatic Biodiversity - Crayfish Biodiversity and Conservation||
Of the approximately 500 crayfishes (some times called crawdads or crawfish) found on earth, about 400 crayfish species live in waters in North America, and about 353, nearly 70 percent of the world’s total species, inhabit waters in the United States.
|Mar 24, 2020||420-524 (CNRE-82P)|
|Virginia Master Naturalist||
The Virginia Master Naturalist program is a statewide corps of volunteers providing education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.
|May 1, 2018||465-300 (ANR-307NP)|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, American Naturalists||
Jared Diamond (2005), in his book, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” defines landscape amnesia as one of the primary mechanisms for the decline and ultimate collapse of societies. This phenomenon occurs when people lose knowledge of how the natural world once was, with each succeeding generation accepting a degraded environment as the status quo. Carried to its end, a society remains unconcerned until it reaches the point of no return.
|Jun 19, 2015||465-312(ANR-20NP)|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Botany||
Plants can be defined as multicellular, photosynthetic organisms with reproductive structures that are more complex than single cells. By this definition, algae are not considered plants because they are either unicellular or their reproductive structures are essentially unicellular. Fungi, too, are excluded because they are not photosynthetic. At least 400 million years of diversification have resulted in a wide diversity of taxonomically distinct major groups of plants. Some of the most important groups of plants found in Virginia are described below.
|Jul 19, 2019||ANR-10NP (CNRE-62NP)|
|Virginia Master Naturalist, Basic Training Course, Botany (Introductory Version)||
Plants can be defined as multicellular photosynthetic organisms with reproductive structures that are more complex than single cells. By this definition, algae are not considered plants because they are either unicellular or their reproductive structures are essentially unicellular, and fungi, too, are excluded because they are not photosynthetic.
|Jul 19, 2019||ANR-12NP (CNRE-63NP)|
|Virginia Master Naturalist Program Strategic Planning Report 2015-2020||
This report summarizes the findings from a strategic planning process conducted by the Virginia Master Naturalist program in 2013-2014. The process involved three steps: a comprehensive needs assessment to identify program needs, strategic planning workshops to identify initiatives for addressing those needs, and online voting to prioritize proposed initiatives.
|Apr 9, 2015||ANR-137NP|
|What is a Virginia Master Naturalist?||Jan 20, 2017||ANR-242|
|Safety and Risk Management for Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteers||Nov 12, 2020||CNRE-124NP|