TWS, B&C launch student initiative

TWS has launched the Student Connections Initiative, creating valuable information and engagement opportunities with partner organizations who have a strong commitment to assisting future wildlife professionals.

Through the generous support of TWS’ first partner in this initiative, the Boone and Crockett Club, student membership dues are being reduced by $5 over the next 12 months. Boone and Crockett will also be a sponsor of the weekly student/early-career professional version of the eWildlifer and all of the major TWS student events at the Joint Conference in Reno.

“Boone and Crockett’s leadership as the first Student Connections Initiative partner is sure to inspire other organizations who have a vested interest in seeing the next generation of wildlife professionals well-prepared to step forward as future leaders and decision makers,” said Ed Thompson, CEO of The Wildlife Society. “Their commitment is both inspiring and appreciated.”

Boone and Crockett Club has a long and proud history of wildlife conservation efforts and leadership. Founded in 1887 by President Theodore Roosevelt to reverse the decline of wildlife populations, Boone and Crockett is involved in conservation education efforts from elementary education through university programs, as well as supporting field initiatives through grant funding.

“Our university programs offer education and professional development opportunities that prepare future scientists, decision-makers, and leaders to effectively address the enormous challenges facing wildlife conservation. These efforts, coupled with our involvement in the National Conservation Leadership Institute and our educational programs at the Rasmuson Wildlife Conservation Center on the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Ranch, help ensure the development of highly capable and effective future leaders in the conservation community,” said Timothy C. Brady, President of the Boone and Crockett Club.

Learn more about the Boone and Crockett Club’s commitment to students and wildlife conservation efforts here.

Header Image: Desert bighorn sheep stand at Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park. ©James Marvin Phelps