Writing about wildlife, nature, and the environment while advocating for the welfare of wild and captive animals.
Wildlife, nature, the environment, and travel.
I have always had a restless spirit. I embrace change. I have lived in eight cities and worked at seven different institutions, but when I was in my late 50â€™s, and staring down retirement, I began to feel that my career was winding down. If I wanted to start over, who would hire someone at my age, especially someone without an advanced degree? And what were the chances I could earn another degree after being out of school for so long. That is exactly the type of impossible challenge I have always relished. I decided to see if I could find an online degree program. One that fit my career and one from a school I had actually heard of. I settled on the online, Master of Education program from the University of Georgia. I applied, was accepted, and eased into college life â€“ graduating the same year I turned sixty. I had been around, traveling to the ends of the earth and living more than half a century, and I figured I knew all I needed to know. Imagine my surprise when the lessons of college life in the digital age began and I managed to graduate â€“ with honors.
James P. is a zoologist, an educator, and a writer who has spent more than forty years in the management of parks, zoos, aquariums, and museums. He has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Zoology and a Masterâ€™s in Adult Education. Porter has more than thirty years experience teaching in informal settings, specializing in natural science and wildlife management. He has formal knowledge of student assessment and planning, and in delivering individualized instruction in various subjects. He has excellent written and oral communication skills with extensive experience in public speaking.
James P. is a zoologist, an educator, and a writer who has spent more than forty years in the management of parks, zoos, aquariums, and museums. He has a Bachelorâ€™s Degree in Zoology and a Masterâ€™s in Adult Education. His business experience includes more than twenty-five years as an executive, leading complex organizations at all levels of management. He has directed government departments and private non-profit organizations, and overseen multi-million dollar projects. He is working on a management book, This Place is a Zoo: How thinking of your workplace as a zoo might make you a better manager.
James P.'s first novel, The Menagerie: a zoo story, was self published in 2012. It is currently being rewritten and reviewed by a professional editor for submission to an agent.
James has published about 100 blog posts since August of 2014. He focuses on his own personal experiences, as well as offering commentary on events related to wildlife, conservation, and zoos.