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Saluki Heritage Interpreters [SHI] Create Understanding

November 10, 2010

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"Everything everywhere speaks to us, but we often don't understand what is said. Interpreters help us make sense of the stories the natural world, historical objects and cultural remnants have to tell us. At Southern Illinois University Carbondale, a group of forestry students is learning to give those stories a voice. “They’re dedicated to increasing environmental literacy,” said Dr. Erin L. Seekamp, faculty adviser for the Saluki Heritage Interpreters. “They want to be able to reconnect people -- especially young people -- to the natural world so that they will be inspired to become engaged citizens, actively supporting and protecting the world’s natural, cultural and historical treasures.” To read the whole story please visit,