Laura Kate Johnson
Nature Play Corps Intern, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, Manteo, North Carolina
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
How Laura Kate Johnson got involved with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
I got involved with the Nature Play Corps Internship through an advertisement at NC State University posted by the Natural Learning Initiative.
The "play habitats" we had created were such a breakthrough into outdoor activities for many of the children that visited our site. It was an amazing experience to be a part of that eye-opening point in a child's life. While this experience was very momentary for these children, I hope to further involve myself in opportunities like this. Creating moments in the outdoors that both children and adults will remember fondly.
Laura Kate Johnson's accomplishments
I took a chance in both applying and participating in this internship, and I came out for the better. While this opportunity was not as related to my field of study as I had hoped, it gave me a new perspective to approach my work with.
Laura Kate Johnson's next steps
I hope to further explore the great outdoors, in my future endeavors. Whether my experiences take me into desk work or into trail blazing, I hope to better understand how to preserve and respect the environment so that I can be better inspired to implement this knowledge into my own designs through architecture, as well as to educate others in the topic.
Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
School: North Carolina State University
Major: Environmental Design in Architecture