Being able to connect guests to the magic of nature is something I really dig about my job. Naturally, Earth Month is one of my favorite times to celebrate nature and talk more about how we can conserve our resources and protect the planet. From time to time, we hear stories about guests who were inspired by a visit to our parks.
For Michael Ogden, he credits a “Behind the Seeds” tour he took when he was a teen years ago at Epcot as the starting point for his academic ambitions. He was so inspired by what he learned about plants growing in the greenhouses at The Land, he built his own hydroponic system of fruits and vegetables in his family’s basement when he returned to Canada. In the years since, Michael has become a plant scientist, focusing his PhD research on molecular biology. Recently, Michael came back to visit the Disney Agricultural Sciences team to celebrate their shared passion for plants. Here’s a look at the magical day…[READ MORE]