April 11, 2003
Technology is making it possible for the University of Maine at Fort Kent to provide a range of satellite broadcasts to area individuals, campus students and faculty, and community giving them the opportunity to interact with the nation's leading organizations.
"Birds: Catalysts for Conservation" will be aired on International Migratory Bird Day 2003, Thursday, April 24, at 12:00 noon. The broadcast will take place on the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus in the Nadeau Hall Teleconference Room.
The program, geared towards educators and students in grades four through six, is free. Hundreds of schools from across the nation have tuned into the interactive satellite adventures sponsored by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
The broadcast will be aired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
The program will transport participants through time as they re-live important moments in conservation history, and meet the ten birds that served as catalysts for them all.
Participation in this interactive satellite adventure, will enable educators and students to describe the practices that over time posed major threats to birds in North America. They will learn to recognize that individual and group actions resulted in positive changes for birds, other wildlife and for the environment.
Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of experts and take part in discussions about today's conservation challenges. They will come to understand how their actions and decisions can contribute to conservation in today's world.
The satellite broadcast at UMFK is free and open to the public. To register for this program contact Don Eno at 207-834-7835.