ABINGTON, Pa. — Penn State Abington student Kortneay Logan traded textbooks for a wetsuit this summer, traveling to Australia for a two-week Penn State conservation education abroad program.
Thanks to a scholarship she secured from Abington, the science major enrolled in CHANCE (Connecting Humans And Nature through Conservation Experiences). It provides undergraduate students and high school teachers with hands-on environmental experiences around the globe.
With a variety of native animals and landscapes ranging from tropical rainforests to dry deserts to the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is a perfect environment to study biodiversity. And thanks to CHANCE, Logan had the opportunity to explore some of the continent’s most diverse species and locations.
“CHANCE allowed me to enroll in a course I never would have been able to take in a classroom or lab,” she said. “It has awakened my sense of adventure and made me rethink the possibilities of what is out there for me.”