As we get into summer months, we are sure many of you will be making your way to National Parks for a visit or for overnight camping. If you happen to visit the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge in Illinois, you may run into Jeramie Strickland.
Jeramie is a wildlife biologist who followed his passion for animals when he was a child. During his early childhood years, he would spend time with his step-dad in Alabama, fishing and hiking through the woods. This is where he found his first box turtle crossing a busy road. He rescued the animal out of harm’s way.
Today, Jeramie is working on conservation of turtles and tracking and caring for birds in the marshes of the Mississippi River. He is also passionate about educating youth on caring for the environment and becoming caretakers of our planet's diversity.
Here is your chance to learn more about what Jeramie does. Go to his page on Youngzine : http://www.youngzine.org/all/jeramie-strickland
You can even ask him a question on his work or leave a comment for him, and we will forward all questions to Jeramie for his response. Ask question here - http://www.youngzine.org/article-expert/have-question-jeramie.