This is especially important in an age where science, particularly environmental science, is increasingly ignored. Kate Baxter’s initiative to bring Joel Sartore to campus speaks to the need for greater science communication. “When it comes down to it, we are all surrounded by Earth. We have to protect it. It really can’t just be something that people are thinking about when they’re on Facebook,” she said. Baxter accurately captures the necessity for communicating science effectively. While many think they can simply ignore problems such as climate change or threats to biodiversity, these scientific understandings affect each of us every day. There need to be opportunities, through lectures, photography or other mediums, for everyone to be exposed to the latest scientific research.