Vanguard College Preparatory School – Jaworski Building
Given the immense population growth in Texas, land conservation is an important topic to focus on as our state plans for the future. Native landscapes provide society with many goods and services that, frankly, we cannot live without. These essentials include: water, wildlife, recreational opportunities, clean air, pest management, water regulation, and erosion control, among others. Students, faculty, and alumni at Vanguard are all involved in various aspects of conservation – come learn from them about why these aspects of conservation are important and why preserving our native landscapes benefits everyone.
Michaela McCown,Vanguard Faculty member, will specifically discuss her work with the Texas Land Conservancy and how that results in goods and services, including water supply, for current and future generations.
Sarah Emerson, Vanguard Class of 2021, will share the importance of clean water and how she, as an EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador, helps to monitor local water quality.
Annaliese Scoggin, District Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife (and Vanguard Class of 2002), will then discuss how these functioning ecosystems help our wildlife and what careers might be available to students interested in this field.