Shane is currently program coordinator for the Chesapeake Wilderness Institute in North East, Maryland. For part of each year, he teaches on and develops programs centered around ecological issues of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The primary foci of his pedagogy seek to connect individuals with themselves, their communities and the natural world.
Palko was certified as a Wilderness First Responder by NOLS and the Himalayan Medics in Kakani, Nepal. Take a gander at the Himalayan Medics alumni list for more info.
Currently, Shane is planning a trip to Central and South America in Winter 2017/2018 to make creative writing and video projects that will inspire connection to the natural world through positive uses of arts.