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Annie Mark

Official Title: E-news Coordinator, Conservation Patrons Program

 

“You don't have to be a scientist to save wildlife! Good writers are needed in every field, and conservation is no exception. Do what you love, even if you are not sure where that may lead you. It can take time to end up where you want to be, so be patient and take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.”

 

Growing up on a farm in Ohio, surrounded by virgin forests that were in constant threat from land developers, Annie was always interested in animals and protecting the environment. However, when she received a Fulbright grant to study economics in Asia, a visit to Beijing really demonstrated how urgently we need to act to protect our planet. The smog was so bad that Annie could not see anything beyond two city blocks! Her focus immediately shifted to conservation.

 

To get where she is today, Annie took every writing class possible, especially advanced classes, and wrote every chance she got. Writing letters to friends overseas and keeping a journal helped hone her skills. She also entered writing contests, wrote for the school newspaper, and eventually majored in English in college. In addition, Annie read everything she could. Reading is very important because it is like research. No scientist could succeed without research, and the same goes for writers.

 

Annie helps create awareness about the threats to wildlife and wild places. If the people don't know what's happening out there, scientists are just working in vain. Her job is to inspire people to take conservation into their own hands and take action to protect Earth's creatures. Plus, working at a zoo is just plain fun! Annie is always inspired when she meets different conservationists, getting to be among the first to hear about WCS's amazing discoveries and breakthroughs. She loves trying to pass that inspiration on to everyday people to help get them involved in WCS's mission.

 

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DEP Presentation December 2nd Review by AJ

Last Tuesday the head education director of The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP for short), Kim Estes, came in as a guest speaker, invited by the environmental club. The main topic of her presentation was water supply and wastewater…
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Allison Hague commented on Hadassah Brenner's blog post My Goal
"Sure- I'm not at Prospect Park any more, but I will email them and ask that they get back in touch with you. Very cool about your club and plans, best of luck!"
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Hadassah Brenner commented on Hadassah Brenner's blog post My Goal
"well, I'm doing individual creative work, but am also head of my school's environmental club. We emailed prospect park zoo a couple of months ago, as I attended the teen internship in 2011, asking if we could take a look at what I and my…"
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"Hey Hadassah, It looks like you have a lot of great projects in the works- Which of your developments are you most excited about in the upcoming months? Let me know if the zoo can help you in any way. Thanks!"
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Dept of Education Sustainability Poster Contest at New York

December 2, 2014 at 6pm to December 19, 2014 at 7pm
NYC DOE Sustainability Initiative's artwork contest invites students to create posters about environmental sustainability (energy, water, ecology, etc.), and actions that schools can take to get involved.  Winning posters will be produced and be available for schools to order at no cost, and prizes will be awarded to 9 winners. See More
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To the Secret Garden,                   Hey everyone. Sorry we wont be meeting next week, but the first week in December (Tuesday December 2nd), we will meet and hopefully have a really exciting activity presentation. And just a quick thought I had…
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