A One-Day Digital Experience in conservation and Outdoor Careers
Date: January 15th, 2021
Time: 9:30 am to 2:50 pm PST
Homeschool Concierge is proud to share this virtual event with our homeschool community.
Using Zoom, entire classrooms and individual students can participate in the entire day, or specific presentations and seminars. Once registered, the teacher will receive a digital program with all the Zoom links to simply click when the course begins. It’s that simple. Additionally, the program can be emailed to students so they can individually attend the breakout session of their choice. Time is allowed between presentations which could be helpful for decompressing as a class what was learned. Ideal for 4th grade and up!
Please email Ryan at Rbrock@wildsheepfoundation.org to register for this event.
Be sure to tell them Homeschool Concierge sent you!
Conservation Experience Agenda
9:30-10:00 Meet the Sheep
Discusses bighorn and thinhorn sheep in North America. Begins with introduction to the species of sheep and their
historic and current threats. Finally, learn about some of their unique adaptations that help them survive in the wild.
10:15-10:45 What is Wildlife Conservation?
This presentation will begin by helping understand what conservation is and how our we manage wildlife according to the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation. Next, participants will be introduced to some of the many wildlife conservation groups that are dedicated to protecting a particular species and whose membership are predominantly hunters. Focusing on wild sheep conservation.
11:00-11:20 Conservation Groups- Breakout Sessions
Choose from a variety of experts in the field of wildlife conservation and listen to their stories of one species of animals their organization has dedicated to help. Not only will you learn about conservation, but also about the animals they are conserving.
12:00-12:20 Career Seminars #1- Breakout Sessions
Select the sessions for careers that most interest you. Listen in to learn what the career involves, the education needed to obtain this career, and what you can start doing now to move in the direction of the job. Additionally, you are certain to learn other fascinating details and facts about these unique careers.
12:30-12:50 Career Seminar #2- Breakout Sessions
A second set of career seminars. Select the sessions for careers that most interest you. Listen into learn what the career involves, the education needed to obtain this career, and what you can start doing now to move in the direction of the job. Additionally, you are certain to learn other fascinating details and facts about these unique careers.
1:00-1:20 Starting a Career in Wildlife Management- Breakout Sessions
Choose one of two sessions to learn from a current college student about their career choice of earning a degree in wildlife management. Mandy Ensrud and Jacob Harvey are the 2020 Wild Sheep Foundation college scholarship winners, which is awarded each year to students going into the field of wildlife management, wildlife biology, or wildlife pathology. Hear what inspired them to take this career path, what unique opportunities they have been able to participate in regarding wildlife, and take in their advice of what you can do, starting now, if you choose to go down the path of wildlife management as a career.
1:30-1:50 Bighorns 101
This keynote presentation comes from the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, Wyoming. Using a variety of resources from the Center, Karen will teach participants about many of the basic principles of bighorn sheep, how they survive, and why they are often iconized in our culture.
2:00-2:20 & Outdoor Recreation- Breakout Sessions
Interested in learning about a specific hobby or recreational activity associated with the outdoors? These are the sessions for you. Each session will introduce participants to the topic, give insights, and point out a few things that you can do to either get started on the topic or improve the skills you already possess.