Although it has been over 12 years since Charlotte Rand’s semester at The Island School, the Fall 2001 alumna’s current career path remains directly related to her experience on the Cape. After high school, Charlotte went to University of Colorado for her undergraduate degree and then got a Masters in Natural Resources from University of Connecticut. Afterwards, they hired her to start and run Natural Resources Conservation Academy, a program that gets young kids involved in environmental science, authentic research and land use planning in their own communities. NRCA is now in its third year of operation. The program is similar to The Island School in that their emphasis is on field-based experiential science learning. You can see some of the student projects here. Charlotte was recently accepted into an environmental law program so she will be leaving NRCA this coming summer. Congratulations, Charlotte!