Canisius Callege Ambassadors for Conservation

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Canisius College Ambassadors for Conservation presentation at the 2010 Northeast Region Friends Workshop.

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Canisius Callege Ambassadors for Conservation

  1. 1. Canisius College Ambassadors for Conservation
  2. 2. Select Canisius Students
  3. 3. Field Studies
  4. 4. School Presentations 3,700 attendees
  5. 5. Buffalo Zoo & Aquarium of Niagara 150,000 attendees
  6. 6. Web Pages 80,000+ unique visitors
  7. 7. Original Video Productions
  8. 8. Iroquois Nat’l Wildlife Refuge ! !
  9. 9. 24 CAC days (out of a possible 24) 28 Schools 18 Public Schools 10 Private/Parochial 72 Different classes 2270 School Children 97 Teachers/Chaperones 2367 Program Participants
  10. 10. KEY ELEMENTS 1. Suitable field site - ecologically rich - charismatic element - near population - middle school accessible 2. Choosing select college students - motivated by exciting travel, prestige, stipend 3. Extensive training - in wetlands and forest ecology - in birding 4. Infrastructure/staff for school recruitment - labor intensive (wide advertisement / low return) 5. Exciting/flexible script for field lessons - friendly birding competition - overt coaching for upcoming contest 6. Ecology based games - pictionary and jeopardy style (somewhat boisterous)
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