The Future Of Wildlife Education

Scientific Disciplines
Biological Sciences - Terrestrial
Biological Sciences - Aquatic
Keywords
Education
Montana
wildlife
Missoula
distance learning
video conferencing
Alter Enterprise LLC.
Years
Authors
Volumes
Volume 17, No. 1-4

The future of wildlife education 
Tracy Holland,* Alter Enterprise, LLC., P.O. Box 593, Lolo, Montana 59847, tracy@
alterenterprise.com
Ryan Alter, Alter Enterprise, LLC., 107 S. Easy Street, Missoula, Montana 59802, ryan@
alterenterprise.com
Students today need to be motivated to learn using methods that stimulate their creativ-
ity and excite them to look deeper into a subject on their own.  As wildlife specialists we can 
contribute a unique expertise that teachers love to share with their students. With distance 
learning you can provide a virtual field trip for students in ≤ 30 min. Share your knowledge 
and love of animals and nature with students all over the world using videoconferencing tech-


nology. Be a part of raising the future generation of conservationists. During this presentation, 
we will show you how both Alter Enterprise and California State Parks use technology to 
engage students from afar and how any biologist can do the same from their own conservation 
area. Not only is this form of educational outreach exploding throughout schools, museums 
and libraries all over the world, but it is also creating a new love and understanding of wildlife 
that will hopefully show an increase of park and refuge visits by students who have had their 
interest sparked.