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Wildlife and Conservation Organization

Do you have an interest in the environment?  Do you enjoy being involved in outdoor activities?  Do you have an interest in wildlife and wild places?  
 
Then membership in the Doane University Wildlife and Conservation Organization (W.A.C.O.) is for you!
 
Activities include camping and canoeing on the Niobrara River and camping at the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. Day trips have included observing the hawk and eagle migration and Hitchcock Nature Center and wildlife at the DeSoto Wildlife Refuge. We have also assisted in enlarging the University's disc golf course. We also work to conserve our tiger mascot in the wild through our involvement in the Tigers for Tigers Coalition and the World Wildlife Fund. Recently we have set up an aquarium in Lied Science Building for all students and faculty to enjoy.
 
   Canoeing down the Niobrara         Fun at a waterfall
W.A.C.O. is involved in activities including habitat conservation, outdoor events, and climate change initiatives. We encourage a better understanding of wildlife, conservation, and environmental issue affecting society and the world today.
 
If you are interested in joining W.A.C.O. or wanting more information about what we do or when we meet, email either Dr. Russ Souchek, faculty advisor, at russ.souchek@doane.edu or Christopher Smith, president, at christopher.smith2@doane.edu.
 
 

 

Wildlife and Conservation Organization (W.A.C.O.) is involved in activities including climate change initiatives, habitat conservation, and outdoor activities. We encourage a better understanding of conservation, wildlife, and environmental issues affecting society and the world today.

2016-2017

Advisor: Russ Souchek

President: Christopher Smith