On April 1, eight GMC students, Lindsey Pekurny ’16, Megan Muller ’16, Leora Mattison ’16, Eliza Hubbell ’16, Tynazha Jones ’17, Sara Lucas ’17, Paola Fernandez ’17, and Kaitlin Dunley ’17, along with prof. Valorie Titus (natural resources management), traveled to Camp Blue Diamond near State College, Penn., to attend The Wildlife Society’s Northeast Section Student Conclave. Participants traveled down a long, bumpy road into the middle of a vast state forest where they were greeted by choruses of spring peepers and students from natural resources schools across the Northeast. The first evening consisted of a student mixer and a wonderful keynote presentation providing advice for students who want to enter the Natural Resources field. The following day, students participated in a number of technical workshops, ranging from turtle radiotelemetry, to rocket netting, to grant writing, to wildlife photography. The event culminated that night with the annual Quiz Bowl. The GMC team of Lindsey, Megan, Leora, and Paola started strong with victories over Framingham State and Central Michigan University. They lost a tough one to Penn State Main Campus, but were able to overcome that loss with a victory over University of Maine for the third place rank.
/ / / / Student Wildlife Society Wins Bronze in Quiz Bowl