Title

The 2014 Acadian Program in Regional Conservation and Stewardship- Report From the PA Team of SRHCES

Item Type

Poster

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

Session

Poster Presentations

Start Date

21-11-2014 8:00 PM

End Date

21-11-2014 10:00 PM

Description

The goal of this program is to educate students on the importance of conservation, especially in regards to large landscape-scale conservation. Students are brought from all over the world to participate in this week long course. This year’s participants were from Massachusetts, Chile, Argentina, Belize, Vietnam and Pennsylvania. Prior to the workshop, each team was directed to prepare a 3 hour presentation on a large conservation initiative in their country/state. The Pennsylvania team included two students from Lycoming College Clean Water Institute and one from Bloomsburg University. Pennsylvania’s team, under the direction of Dr. Zimmerman, delivered an elaborate presentation on the issues, clean-up efforts, and economic effects of the Susquehanna River watershed and Chesapeake Bay. Groups collaborated together after each presentation to come up with a consensus of possible solutions for each group. After introducing specific conservation efforts being made around the world, the student’s attention was then brought to a current project that is underway in Maine. The “Bay to Baxter” initiative entitles the efforts being made to connect parcels of land that currently represent a long corridor from the Penobscot Bay to Baxter State Park. Teams from each region were mixed and assembled into new teams according to specialties; this allowed for each group to concentrate on a specific task. Each team was provided with a challenge to solve regarding the “Bay to Baxter” initiative, and as a whole, aid in organizing the next efforts to be made. Aside from the presentations and initiatives, the course also included trips to several locations along the Penobscot River and Acadia National Park. The top of Cadillac Mountain provided a fantastic view that captured nearly the entire stretch of the “Bay to Baxter” initiative, and was a good representation of the sheer size of land this initiative is aiming to protect.

Language

eng

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The 2014 Acadian Program in Regional Conservation and Stewardship- Report From the PA Team of SRHCES

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

The goal of this program is to educate students on the importance of conservation, especially in regards to large landscape-scale conservation. Students are brought from all over the world to participate in this week long course. This year’s participants were from Massachusetts, Chile, Argentina, Belize, Vietnam and Pennsylvania. Prior to the workshop, each team was directed to prepare a 3 hour presentation on a large conservation initiative in their country/state. The Pennsylvania team included two students from Lycoming College Clean Water Institute and one from Bloomsburg University. Pennsylvania’s team, under the direction of Dr. Zimmerman, delivered an elaborate presentation on the issues, clean-up efforts, and economic effects of the Susquehanna River watershed and Chesapeake Bay. Groups collaborated together after each presentation to come up with a consensus of possible solutions for each group. After introducing specific conservation efforts being made around the world, the student’s attention was then brought to a current project that is underway in Maine. The “Bay to Baxter” initiative entitles the efforts being made to connect parcels of land that currently represent a long corridor from the Penobscot Bay to Baxter State Park. Teams from each region were mixed and assembled into new teams according to specialties; this allowed for each group to concentrate on a specific task. Each team was provided with a challenge to solve regarding the “Bay to Baxter” initiative, and as a whole, aid in organizing the next efforts to be made. Aside from the presentations and initiatives, the course also included trips to several locations along the Penobscot River and Acadia National Park. The top of Cadillac Mountain provided a fantastic view that captured nearly the entire stretch of the “Bay to Baxter” initiative, and was a good representation of the sheer size of land this initiative is aiming to protect.