Dominican University of California
 

Poster Presentations - Guzman Lecture Hall

The Iconic Bison: A Useful Tool for Educating the Public About Conservation

Michelle Kathleen R. Ferrer, Dominican University of California
Rachel Legaspi, Dominican University of California

Key Words: Bison, Plains Bison,Conservation of Bison,Interactive Work Book, National Park Services, Department of Interior, Elementary School, North America, U.S. Icon, NPS Centennial, Native Americans

Abstract/Description

The Plains bison, or buffalo, are historic figures to North America. Their genetic evolution, migration to North America, and relationship with Native Americans are a part of American history. Since the early 1800s, the bison population decreased by 30-60 million bison. The amount of commercial bison today number about 480,000 and protected bison number about 20,000. Targeting elementary students, our work book tells stories about the bison and Native Americans, but also how to prevent them from becoming extinct. It includes interactive games such as crossword puzzles and coloring pages. Our goal is to educate children about the National Park Services and most importantly, why bison are significant to our nation. This project is one of many projects that is led by the National Park Services: Department of Interior and various organizations.

 
Apr 24th, 1:30 PM Apr 24th, 2:30 PM

The Iconic Bison: A Useful Tool for Educating the Public About Conservation

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #7

The Plains bison, or buffalo, are historic figures to North America. Their genetic evolution, migration to North America, and relationship with Native Americans are a part of American history. Since the early 1800s, the bison population decreased by 30-60 million bison. The amount of commercial bison today number about 480,000 and protected bison number about 20,000. Targeting elementary students, our work book tells stories about the bison and Native Americans, but also how to prevent them from becoming extinct. It includes interactive games such as crossword puzzles and coloring pages. Our goal is to educate children about the National Park Services and most importantly, why bison are significant to our nation. This project is one of many projects that is led by the National Park Services: Department of Interior and various organizations.