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Kerber ’13 Educates on Wildlife

Pearl Kerber ’13 has taken a job at the Massachusetts Audubon Society this summer, working as a teacher/instructor for the nature day camp at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. The Massachusetts Audubon Society is an organization devoted to protecting the nature of Massachusetts and promoting preservation education.

Kerber found this job opportunity through the Audubon Society’s website and is especially pleased about how much the job fits with her environmental studies background and her personal affection for wildlife.

She will spend much of her time teaching students about various habitats and ecosystems and then introducing them to those habitats on field trips. She will also lead public programs on the sanctuary grounds, teaching visitors about the importance of habitats and local ecosystems.

One of her favorite parts about working for the Audubon Society is how organized and structured the organization is; she points out that it is an amazing program with students returning back to the camp year after year.

“At our camp, we have a more than 80 percent camper returning rate,” so they are able to see the same faces every summer and teach them new, more advanced ways to be aware of nature and actively preserve it.

Kerber speaks highly of the organization. “They strive for excellence in preserving wildlife and wildlife education,” she says.

On campus, Pearl is an environmental studies major, participates in EcoFusion,  Day of Service, and is an honorary board member of the Native American Students Organization. She has participated in the semester abroad program in Australia.

In the photo above, Pearl Kerber’13 (right) stands with students in the summer wildlife program.