The BioDiversity Club is a student club for pre-professional, transfer students interested in organismal biology and conservation. We seek to interact with the scientific community and to contribute to the student’s educational growth, recreational needs, and personal development.
In the past, the BioDiversity Club has held bi-weekly meetings for the purposes of discussing conservation and biodiversity related topics in a social setting. In addition, we host educational seminars and enjoy professor-guided field trips which enable students to experience biodiversity hands on.
Club activities may include
The biodiversity club volunteers in a variety of biodiversity/conservation related community service project with the following organizations:
- West Michigan Environmental Action Council
- Land Conservancy of West Michigan
- Blandford Nature Center
- Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
- Michigan Butterfly Association
Past volunteer work has included:
- Removal of invasive species
- Caring for WMEAC’s rain garden/native plant nursery
- Raising Monarch butterflies for release
- Leading nature programs for area school children
- Visits to research labs at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University
- Seidman Park
- Amen Park
- Sleeping Bear Dunes
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