Participant observation is a fundamental tool used by anthropologists to understand what humans do, why they do it, and where. Anyone can be a participant observer, but anthropologists take it to another level by writing down what they see and do, analyzing their observations in context, and offering possible explanations supported by evidence. This blog offers my perspectives on the human-environment relationship, how it is changing, and positive ways to move forward/transform sustainably, as both an observer and a participant in the Anthropocene.
As a scholar at a state university I teach and mentor the next generation of ecological and environmental anthropologists, as well as environmentally-literate citizens. I enjoy my work as a teacher/mentor and anticipate it will occasionally appear here too.