Professional wildlife tracker David Moskowitz talks about the historical presence and ecological role of wolves in Washington State, the reestablishment of the species in the region, and how citizen scientists (including Edmonds Community College service-learning students) have helped document the presence and distribution of wolves and other rare carnivores across the state.
Moskowitz, a wildlife tracker, photographer, and outdoor educator, has contributed to wildlife studies regionally and in the Canadian and U.S. Rocky mountains. He helped establish the Cascade Citizens Wildlife Monitoring Project, a citizen science effort that monitors rare and sensitive wildlife in the Northwest wildlands. He has also trained mountaineering instructors for Outward Bound and is the lead instructor for wildlife tracking programs at Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Washington.
Edmonds Community College English instructor Sarah Zale talks about her experience with the Compassionate Listening Project, compassionatelistening.org, and her travels to Israel and Palestine. Zale, faculty advisor for the student Peace and Justice Club, is an advocate of discussion, storytelling, and poetry of witness about war and conflict. She was a 2009 Fellow to the United States Institute of Peace and earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing/Poetry from Goddard College. Her new collection of poems, "The Art of Folding," was inspired by her travels to Israel and Palestine. “The Refugee at Al-Arroub Fails To Explain” won the 2009 Anita Mc Andrews Award/ Poets for Human Rights. “An Old Story of Food” was a finalist in the 2010 Split This Rock Poetry Contest (judge: Nigerian poet and writer Chris Albani), which called for poems that split open the injustices in society. Her work also appears (along with that of English faculty Holly Hughes and Martha Silano) in the anthology "Come Together, Imagine Peace", a finalist for the 2009 Eric Hoffer Award. Presently, Zale is co-authoring an article, “Teaching Social Justice in the Humanities,” soon to be published by the U.S. Institute of Peace.