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B15. History of Conservation in the United States

  • 10/29/2021
  • 12/03/2021
  • 5 sessions
  • 10/29/2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/05/2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EDT)
  • 11/12/2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 11/19/2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
  • 12/03/2021, 3:00 PM 4:30 PM (EST)
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Conservation in the United States can be traced back to the original indigenous peoples, with a post-colonial resurgence in the 19th Century American sportsman movement. In this course we will explore the early beginnings, the progressive era and the modern-day concepts used to protect the wildlife, land and natural resources. We will discuss some of the peoples, individuals, and government entities that played a key part in these efforts to protect our environment. Finally, we will look to the future of conservation and key figures leading the charge.

INSTRUCTOR: Martha Gach  is Education Manager and Conservation Coordinator at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Sanctuary in Worcester. Dr. Gach coordinated the design, installation, and maintenance of the sustainable landscape campus at Broad Meadow Brook, she directs adult education programs, and she manages the Sanctuary’s 430+ acres of conservation land for wildlife and people. Dr. Gach also teaches climate change at Worcester State University.

Sheryl Pereira is a Birding Instructor and coordinator of Visitor Services at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary. She is a longtime birdwatcher and enjoys caring for birds, especially the cardinals. When not birding or managing the MA Audubon front desk, Sheryl enjoys sharing her knowledge of ornithology with her grandchildren.


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