Peter Buck Internship Fund Recipient
I aim to work as a wildlife veterinarian in the future, and I believe that the skills I will learn from the NMLC internship program will help prepare me for my future in this field. I am eager to gain experience feeding and observing wild animals and have a firsthand opportunity to aid in wild animal rehabilitation and care. Furthermore, I am excited to be working specifically with marine animals. I have worked with domestic animals for nearly two years at Ivens Bronstein Veterinary Hospital in Pennsylvania, studied marine life here at Bowdoin College last summer, and studied wild terrestrial mammals this past fall semester through The School for Field Studies’ Center for Wildlife Management in Tanzania, East Africa. Continuing on this path of exploring the different branches of the veterinary medicine field, I am enthusiastically awaiting my chance to work with marine animals, both mammalian and reptilian, this summer.
In addition to animal care, I am passionate about wildlife education and welcome the opportunity to educate visitors on the environmental impacts of wildlife and how they can be involved in protecting these animals. Throughout my abroad program in Tanzania this past fall semester, I learned extensively about the importance of environmental education in a country where this type of education is so scarce, yet so greatly needed. In order to protect the environment and the wildlife therein, environmental education is absolutely crucial in conveying the importance of ecosystems and wildlife to lives of local people. I am eager to use my passion for environmental education this summer in teaching people about marine animal rehabilitation and marine life.
- Date October 16, 2017
- Tags 2017, Buck, Education, Environment, Junior, Science