BCIT: Fish, Wildlife and Recreation

Submitted by Content on Thu, 2007/01/04 - 9:58am.
A primary goal of the Fish, Wildlife and Recreation program at BCIT has always been to prepare our graduates for job placement opportunities in local resource management fields. Equally important, however, is the need for our students to develop an awareness of resource management issues at the international level, in order to be better informed and to make a positive impact in the areas of natural resource management and conservation.

Over the past fifteen years, we have seen a shift in many of the resource management topics we deal with and many of these now require a global perspective. As resource managers, we can no longer just be concerned with what happens in our own "backyard." We must develop an international awareness of the interconnected nature of environmental sustainability issues.

Catt-Trax 2 – Making Global Connections will provide our students with the opportunity to connect local environmental issues with larger-scale global concerns. By bringing the environmental issues of the Southern Hemisphere to the north (and beyond) through the educational power of the internet, Catt Trax 2 will help our students to develop a global perspective. To help achieve this, we’re planning a variety of student projects directly related to this expedition from Antarctica to the Amazon.

Catt Trax 2 will not only educate our students about international issues, it will inspire and motivate them to make a difference, as the resource managers and global citizens of the future.

Mark Angelo
Program Head, Fish, Wildlife and Recreation Program
British Columbia Institute of Technology