Saint Mary's Receives $50,000 Grant for Urban Habitat Project With Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Saint Mary's has received a $50,000 award from the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE) for a new collaboration between the College and the Lindsay Wildlife Museum in Walnut Creek.
The project, Facing the Future: Sharing Habitats with Wildlife, promotes conservation of wildlife in urban habitats, public education about these important habitats through a website and digital data collection tools, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and the creation of an informational mobile app to increase awareness of urban habitats and the need to protect them.
The new initiative will be guided by Chemistry Professor Steve Bachofer, with Mathematics Professor Weiwei Pan providing direction in the development of the urban wildlife mobile app. The NCSCE grant provides opportunities for up to 40 Saint Mary’s science majors to work on the new environmental science initiative.