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UF and FWC Alligator Outreach Service 10/3/11

UF and FWC Alligator Outreach Service 10/3/11

Originally posted by Claire D. Page

Author: Alpha Zeta/Monday, October 3, 2011/Categories: Chapter Activity Report Blog

The Florida Chapter of Alpha Zeta decided to take an evening to learn about our mascot, the alligator. Our service chair Jaclyn Irwin, interested in conservation biology, held a service event with Florida Fish and Wildlife to learn how to properly teach people of all ages proper care and information about them. Members attended the FWC Alligator Outreach Orientation to learn how to present information on the alligator ranging from the biology to the different laws surrounding the animal.  The members met up on campus to carpool over Florida Wildlife Service Research Office. The night started off with a powerpoint of information and ended with everyone getting the unique opportunity to handle a live alligator. Now that these members have attended the orientation they are allowed to check out alligators for school presentations to represent the Florida Fish and Wildlife. The orientation was a good excuse to get outside and find out about the Gator! The members that attended had a blast learning about the alligator and loved holding the baby alligators as they grunted. As Jaclyn put it "nothing says Alpha Zeta bonding quite like working with dangerous reptiles."

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