Alan J. Hesse

Freelance Conservationist, environmental educator and author-illustrator, AJH Education Comics & Cartoons

About Alan J. Hesse

My conservation career started in 1992 when I helped set up and joined a University expedition to the Bolivian Amazon. What started out as a 3-month experience ended up being a life-changing inflection point that set my professional and personal course to the present day. My conservation experience was built bottom-up and hands-on, and includes field data collection and logistics, grassroots organization leadership and project management, community engagement and capacity building, M&E, training and behavior change, and lately climate education through authorship of graphic novels and other resources. 

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Consultancy

Areas of expertise

Land/Water Management Species Management Behaviour change campaigns Research Education & training Communication and marketing Project/programme management Monitoring and evaluation Other

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?

Yes

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Sep 19, 2022

Welcome to the WildHub community Emily! You'll find that this is a great place to network. Looking forward to meeting you at one of the next socials! 

Aug 25, 2022

Congratulations @Thirza Loffeld and team! What a great story, truly inspiring! 

Jul 26, 2022
Replying to Lara Reden

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the possibilities WildHub can help with and your experiences with the community, @Alan J. Hesse!  It's inspiring to see.

Thanks Lara, and thank you @Lize Gibson-Hall for prompting me! 

Jul 26, 2022
Replying to Ussi Abuu Mnamengi

Great article! Thank you for offering your valuable advice. 

Thanks Ussi!

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May 13, 2022
Replying to Alan J. Hesse

Hi Sofiya, I just discovered your profile and would love to connect! We seem to share a passion for combining art with science, specifically conservation and related communication. My approach is mainly via educational graphic novels mostly about climate change, but also starting to expand that out to other forms of climate / nature education products and services. 

See you out there! 

Great to be connected Sofiya and thanks for your reply! Hopefully we can e-meet at one of the WH socials, they are a good place to get to know other members. 

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May 11, 2022

Hi Sofiya, I just discovered your profile and would love to connect! We seem to share a passion for combining art with science, specifically conservation and related communication. My approach is mainly via educational graphic novels mostly about climate change, but also starting to expand that out to other forms of climate / nature education products and services. 

See you out there! 

Apr 21, 2022
Replying to Alan J. Hesse

Hi Nafeesa, 

I'm very pleased to see your post about climate education because this is now my main area of interest. I haven't yet developed any curriculum myself, but I do know of a number of resources for learning about climate change, which I could point you to. In terms of actual contributions I author educational graphic novels about Climate Change, and these and associated projects and products make up my line of action in this regard. I don't have anything specific to sub-saharan Africa but happy to have a chat anyway if you would like to. 

Hi Nafeesa. There is an increasing amount of websites that offer teaching aids and resources for climate change, but it may be a challenge to find anything geared to your region specifically. Having said that, a lot can be drawn from them anyway because of the global nature of climate change. Here are some examples:

https://globalgoalscentre.org/resource-hub/

https://www.worldwildlife.org/teaching-resources 

https://ecomedialiteracy.org/teaching-resources/resources-for-teachers/ 

https://www.globalteachinginsights.org/channel/Climate+Action/212779523 this one is useful to see what others are doing around the world

Good luck and keep us informed! 

Alan

Apr 19, 2022

Hi Nafeesa, 

I'm very pleased to see your post about climate education because this is now my main area of interest. I haven't yet developed any curriculum myself, but I do know of a number of resources for learning about climate change, which I could point you to. In terms of actual contributions I author educational graphic novels about Climate Change, and these and associated projects and products make up my line of action in this regard. I don't have anything specific to sub-saharan Africa but happy to have a chat anyway if you would like to.