Friday, October 8, 2021
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wildlife conservation is a diverse field that includes professionals from biology, engineering, psychology, education and more. This Field Friday will introduce students to wildlife conservation careers by visiting White Oak, a one-of-a-kind center for conservation located in Northeast Florida. White Oak is dedicated to the conservation and care of endangered and threatened species and partners with wildlife agencies here and abroad.
Participants will enjoy a guided tour through the White Oak facility where they will learn about specific conservation needs of animals such as rhinoceros, elephants, cheetahs and Florida panthers. After the tour, participants will enjoy lunch and then attend a panel discussion on conservation careers. The registration fee covers transportation and lunch. Due to the remote location of White Oak, students must travel with the IERE unless other arrangements are made in advance.