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Wednesday, June 5 • 1:00pm - 1:25pm
Engaging Generation Z in Prairie Conservation

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In order to reverse the continual degradation of our environment and local ecosystems we must engage a younger population. As such, most education conservation endeavors seek to increase the participation of grade school children in conservation; however, we often place less emphasis on working with students as they hit the most important transition of their lives: College.  Most college students are at the crossroads of their lives where they are seeking to solidify both their values and career paths. At this critical juncture, it is important that the conservation community actually put more effort into these individuals. It is at this moment in their lives where they are truly capable of making a big impact on the future of our planet. In this talk, I will discuss successful strategies for engaging college students in local prairie conservation. Additionally, I will focus on student and community led initiatives that have actually increased student participation in prairie conservation at the University of Saint Thomas, a minority serving institution located in the middle of Houston. This talk will be suitable for any individual interested in increasing participation of Generation Z (25-18 year olds) in his or her conservation events. 


Shivas Amin

University of St. Thomas

Wednesday June 5, 2019 1:00pm - 1:25pm CDT
Room 1313