Six Princeton undergraduate seniors were invited to a Conservation Science conference at the American Museum of Natural History. The day began with a keynote on faith based conservation by a University of Wisconsin scientist originally from Nepal, followed by a series of 20 minute talks and a dozen speed talks. Over lunch the students signed up for being mentored by a conservation scientist on a variety of topics. EEB's Dan Rubenstein was one of the mentors and discussed involving communities and the public in conservation. Towards the end of the day, the students presented their science at their posters in the Great Hall with the Blue Whale. It was a terrifically successful day -- a lot of learning and intellectual stimulation took place at a wonderful professional meeting.
Oct. 30, 2019