CAC: Information for Prospective Participants

2015-2016

INTRODUCTION 

CAC is a multi-faceted program, with many branches, all reaching out to promote wildlife conservation in different ways.  Here are the activities planned for 2015-16.

1.  CAC Web Productions

One of the most successful arms of the CAC program is our web site at www.conservenature.org.  This year, we will develop additional content and interactive features in order to further engage the public in issues related to wildlife conservation.  If you are interested in contributing to effort, please stop by to see DrN in HSC-203.  You can learn about the many ways to get involved.  

2.  CAC Video Productions

Throughout the school year, the CAC program will develop educational video programs focused on the wonders of the world's wildlife.  To learn more, click HERE.

3.  CAC Tools and Tusks

In January 2016, CAC will travel to Tanzania in Africa to study chimpanzees in the context of forest ecology, and to study elephants in the context of savannah ecology.  For more information about participating in this effort, please click HERE

4. CAC Sea to Shore

During Spring Break, CAC will travel to California to study giant redwood forests, and the Big Sur coastal landscape.  Expected observations of grey whales, elephant seals, sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters, California condors, and 100+ additional species of birds.  For more information about participating in this project, please click HERE.

5.  CAC Flyways - The Importance of Wetlands for Migratory Birds

This branch of CAC will focus on the wonders of birds, and the way that bird migration connects our local wildlfie to that in the tropics.  Participants in this effort will host field trips for middle-school children in May & June at our local Nat'l Wildlife Refuge.  To learn more, click HERE.     

6.  CAC at the Buffalo Zoo and Marineland of Canada

During the Summer of 2016, a CAC representative will deliver conservation-focused programs at the Buffalo Zoo and at Marineland of Canada.  This is a paid summer position.  To learn more, click here.

CLOSING COMMENTS

The CAC program has already reached 2.5 million people via our live presentations and via our web pagesThis program combines the study of wildlife in their natural habitat with a chance to shape positive attitudes in the next generation of citizens.   It is special program for special people.  If you think you might be one of those people -- someone who want to help make the world a better place -- I look forward to having you join the CAC team!

See you soon!

DrN

 

Contact Info: Michael Noonan, PhD, Canisius College , 2001 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14208                                                                             noonan@canisius.edu