In April we had the honor of participating in the formal dedication of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund Conference Center coinciding with the Centennial Celebration of the Roosevelt Wild Life Station. The beautiful new conference center proved to be a great space for our lecture on Pride of the Serengeti: assessing the past, planning for the future of lion conservation in Africa. During the lecture, past efforts and future needs in lion conservation were explored based on our current research projects across the Serengeti ecosystem. There was a great turn out with over 300 audience members in attendance!
Since the official dedication and opening of the Camp Fire Conservation Fund Conference Center, the space has been well used for many lectures and events. In the months and years to come, it will certainly continue to be a main feature here on the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry campus. In addition, the extensive collection of animal mounts housed outside of the center is a main point of attraction for students, staff, and visitors!