In collaboration with the
National Wildlife Refuge System, the Canisius College Ambassadors
for Conservation is hosting school groups at the
Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge.
16 May 2016 to 17 June 2016
Specially trained Canisius
College students (supervised by Michael Noonan, PhD) will accompany
each group at the refuge, and will serve as hosts throughout the
Exploration of a Flooded Woodland
(on newly-refurbished boardwalk)
(binoculars provided by the program)
(at outdoor facility)
The program is optimized
for middle-school-aged children, but it can be adapted
to serve ages 7-18. Ordinarily, the program runs 10am
to 2pm. However, the start and end time can be adjusted according
to each groupís needs. An instructor must accompany each group,
along with the requisite number of chaperones required by the
groupís program. Students must provide their own lunch.
The Iroquois National
Wildlife Refuge is a 10,828 acre wetland preserve, located just
north of the town of Alabama, NY.
It is a 40 minute drive
from Buffalo, easily reached from Exit 48A of the New York State
This program is cost free
thanks to generous support from the Canisius College, and from the
Friends of INWR.
Sponsors and collaborating organizations
Each group is expected to
provide its own bus transportation to and from the refuge on the
date of the program. When that is not possible, the program
is able to provide bussing in some cases. Requests for
complimentary buses should be submitted when making a reservation.
A maximum of 120 students
can participate on any given date. Requested dates are assigned on
a first-come/first-served basis. The boardwalk and game area
wheelchair and handicapped accessible.
Michael Noonan, PhD
Professor of Animal Behavior
Buffalo, NY 14208
To reserve a date, please
contact Mary Fiorella at Canisius College: