This branch of CAC offers an opportunity to promote the preservation of wildlife in
Western New York. The focus is on the wonder of birds and on the
importance of wetlands in avian migration. If
this sounds as good to you as it does to us, then try out for a
position on this year’s CAC Flyways team!
Participation will be limited to six
Canisius College students, specially selected for this program.
See application details below.
In the Spring 2016 semester, the students
will enroll in a one-credit section of ABEC490. On one
afternoon per week in March and April, participants will receive
academic training, and will participate in program
Then, for five days per week during the
period 16 May 2016 to 17 June 2016, the CAC team will host groups of middle
school children at the Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge (INWR).
Our CAC program at INWR will consists of three parts:
- Power Birding along an elevated
boardwalk in the wetlands. This combines opportunistic bird
watching with scripted lessons about wetlands ecology.
- Picnic Lunch in which our CAC college
students serve as role models for the middle schoolers.
- Ecology Games in which the students
show their mastery over the lessons learned. These are fun
interactive games that lights up with smiling faces and