Poster or Presentation Title

The Nature Zone Experience

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Department

Environmental Science

Abstract

In my presentation I will be discussing what I have learned as an intern at the Nature Zone at the Miller Center in Lynchburg. During my first two months, I have been able to feed and analyze certain habits of many of the different reptiles and arachnids present in the nature zone. Not only have I been able to feed and analyze behaviors of these amazing creatures, I have learned many valuable skills that will prove very useful in the future in my field. Learning about various different skulls, taxidermy, and furs have allowed me to expand my knowledge on various native and non-native species around the world. As well as learning fascinating skills such as tapping trees and turning sap into syrup. As I go about learning more in this field, my mentors working alongside me including Katherine, Hannah, and Nathan are all highly educated and are great resources for me to acquire more knowledge. My main points of focus will include the feeding of animals and the varying behaviors of individuals. Also I will include my study on the varying taxidermy, animal fur, and skulls scattered throughout the Nature Zone. Also, I will include various unique experiences I have been able to be a part of at “ the Zone”.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Doctor Brooke Haiar

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The Nature Zone Experience

In my presentation I will be discussing what I have learned as an intern at the Nature Zone at the Miller Center in Lynchburg. During my first two months, I have been able to feed and analyze certain habits of many of the different reptiles and arachnids present in the nature zone. Not only have I been able to feed and analyze behaviors of these amazing creatures, I have learned many valuable skills that will prove very useful in the future in my field. Learning about various different skulls, taxidermy, and furs have allowed me to expand my knowledge on various native and non-native species around the world. As well as learning fascinating skills such as tapping trees and turning sap into syrup. As I go about learning more in this field, my mentors working alongside me including Katherine, Hannah, and Nathan are all highly educated and are great resources for me to acquire more knowledge. My main points of focus will include the feeding of animals and the varying behaviors of individuals. Also I will include my study on the varying taxidermy, animal fur, and skulls scattered throughout the Nature Zone. Also, I will include various unique experiences I have been able to be a part of at “ the Zone”.