Walter Horgan

KSC Conservation Intern

A young man wearing a brimmed hat and striped shirt smiles while holding up a millipede.Walter is a senior at Keene State College, where he is pursuing a BS in Environmental Studies with a minor in Biology. He has always felt a strong connection to nature, despite growing up in the relatively urban town of Arlington, Massachusetts. In his free time, Walter can often be found hiking, fishing, or otherwise enjoying nature.

Preserving environmental beauty and utility are of the utmost importance to Walter. After graduating from college, he plans to continue this work outside the New England area by becoming involved in either ecological conservation or natural resource management. By entering one of these exciting fields, Walter hopes to promote beneficial environmental stewardship and spread his love and respect for the natural world to others.

He is one of four KSC students who were hired in 2021 to conduct ecological research, assist with stewardship and environmental education activities, and gain specialized training and firsthand experience with many facets of the Harris Center’s diverse conservation and education work as part of our summer conservation internship partnership with KSC. In the spring of 2022, he returned to assist with our Salamander Crossing Brigade community science program.