My husband's ancestral place lies in a village in Uttarakhand state of India. It lies in the Himalayas which is rich in natural resources and biodiversity, but also, is an extremely tough and vulnerable terrain at the same time. Being an ecologically sensitive area, infrastructural development takes a toll over its fragile ecosystem leading to frequent landslides and floods.
Took an early flight to Clemson, South Carolina to arrive before noon. This was my second time visiting Clemson as part of the Professional Development program for Agriscience teachers organized by STEM-it Up.