SUNY Cobleskill’s student chapter of The Wildlife Society topped 13 other schools from Maine to West Virginia in a series of friendly competitions at The Wildlife Society Northeast Student Conclave in Halifax, Pennsylvania on April 7-9.
The 15 students won first place in the Quiz Bowl, first place in four out of five categories in a photography contest (as well as securing 13 out of 15 total ribbons), and took first place for most mammals identified in the BioBlitz contest.
“It was impressive to watch our students perform so well against so many other great schools,” said Roger Masse, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Management. “This is a testament to our rigorous Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences curriculum.”
The annual Conclave gives students an opportunity to attend hands-on training in wildlife management and conservation, network with wildlife professionals, and take part in field trips and field competitions. Club members were able to attend thanks in part to support from the SUNY Cobleskill College Foundation and the Alumni Association.
The student chapter of The Wildlife Society works to promote a broader understanding of fish, wildlife, and natural resources to the campus and surrounding communities while preparing its members for careers in related fields.