On this episode, Erick heads back to his alma mater to learn more about the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture. While most folks think that college and cramming go hand in hand, Erick quickly learns that an education in conservation is all about the outdoors.
From tagging along on a trip to study salamanders to sudsing up Smokey himself on game day, Erick and the crew see how “interactive learning” is engaging a generation interested in making careers out of preserving the environment. Erick meets some of these future conservationists at UTIA’s annual Ag Day where he makes a few mAGic Moments to help UTIA educate Tennesseans about the role agriculture plays in their everyday lives. Of course, any trip to campus wouldn’t be complete without getting a look at Neyland Stadium, where we were lucky enough to sit down with the Jeff Jarnigan, “the Voice” of Neyland Stadium.
So, set your alarms, grab your books, and get ready to enroll in a crash course on working with wildlife!