Four students and prof. Valorie Titus (natural resources management), represented Green Mountain College at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting October 16-22 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Lindsey Pekurny ’16, Megan Muller ’16, Doug Bishop ’17, and Charlotte Harris ’18 joined nearly 2000 wildlife students and professionals at one of the top professional wildlife meetings of the year. The Wildlife Society (TWS) is an international organization of wildlife professionals focused on national and international issues that affect the current and future status of wildlife and their habitat. The TWS Annual Meeting provides networking and professional development opportunities for professionals and students, along with chances to explore the region in which the meeting is held.
The GMC crew attended talks, poster sessions, working group meetings, workshops, field trips and networking events. “The students represented GMC in a very positive way and made the most out of this experience,” said Valorie. “The highlight of the event was the student quiz bowl. The GMC team held its own against the University of Georgia, losing only by one question.”
The GMC Student Chapter of The
Wildlife Society is one of the College’s newest student clubs. Anyone who is interested in joining should contact Megan Muller (firstname.lastname@example.org). The chapter will be participating in upcoming professional workshops, and the Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies conference in the spring semester. Anyone and everyone is welcome!