Ben Clark is the National Park Service Biodiversity Youth Ambassador for the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate (NRSS). He is 13-years-old and attends St. Ann Academy in Bridgeport, Connecticut. His favorite subject is science because he loves to learn about the way the natural world works. His inspiration is Dr. Edward O. Wilson. Ben believes biodiversity affects the world we live in because as he says, “it literally is the world we live in.” Ben wants to protect the Earth’s natural resources and inspire other youth to do the same. He believes that if children today care about biodiversity, then future generations will work to preserve it. When Ben is not outside in nature, he enjoys creating art, running competitively and studying cultural diversity, global geography and anthropology.
On April 17, 2014 Ben was selected as a Youth Service America’s “Everyday Young Hero.”