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Understanding Conservation Senior Project Shannon Loughlin Mr. Eisenman
“The Importance of Captivity in Conservation Efforts”
Protection from outside risks such as bycatching, pollution, and climate change.
Marine Mammal Protection Act in 1972; Endangered Species Act
Wild habitats shrinking by an estimated 18 million acres per year.
Human activity over the centuries has depleted 90% of marine species.
“In the end, we will conserve only what we love, we will love only what we understand, and we will understand only what we are taught.”
Marine Mammal Specialist
B.A. Psychology Florida Institute of Technology
Worked with Ocean Futures Society
Return of killer whale Keiko (Free Willy)
What is Conservation?
“The Earth Book”
“I can heal the Earth by…” Activity
“I can heal the Earth by...” Examples
Working with children
Furthering my knowledge
This project put me in touch with experts in the field of marine biology.
I learned to adapt and overcome obstacles and disappointments.
I learned how to put together a lesson to communicate an objective
Opened myself to new opportunities
College and Career Interest
Attending University of South Carolina in the fall
Majoring in Marine Science with a minor in Behavioral Psychology
Ultimate goal is to attend grad school at Boston College and eventually become involved in conservation efforts all over the world.
Now looking into working with kids, effective marine mammal therapies for kids with autism and other disabilities (increasing sensory activities & symptom alleviation)
Thank you for taking the time to listen to my project. Senior project has been an exhausting, but rewarding experience. I’ve learned a lot about myself and my potential career.