2011 opening banquet
The first event we have is the opening banquet on Sunday, June 19, starting at 5pm. The banquet will be held in Washburne Hall / University Center (see map, parking available on Cedar Street). The main purpose of the banquet is to meet you and your families.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
- 4:45pm: Registration
- 5:15pm: Welcome and Introductions (Shereen)
- 5:30pm: Overview of the Camp (Juliet)
- • Trimet
- • Meals
- • Field Trips
- • Overnight Coast Trip
- 5:45pm: Split into Two Groups
- • Students: Teambuilding (Maria, Ashleigh, Maria, Jessica, Julia)
- • Parents: Q&A and Surveys (Shereen, Juliet, Jeffrey)
- 6:10pm: Dinner on Patio
- 6:30pm: Keynote Speaker (Katie Alayan)
- 7:00pm: Closing Remarks
- 7:10pm: Campus Tour (Optional)
Elephant Education: What I have learned from elephants
People love elephants. Their intelligence, size and personalities draw us in and we want to know more about them. As an elephant trainer at Wildlife Safari, I have been privileged to get to know elephants a little bit better. Today I will focus on what it takes to work with elephants: their care, training and the importance of supporting conservation efforts. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
Katie Alayan is a Senior Elephant Trainer at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon. She has a degree in Human Ecology with focuses in Animal Behavior and Zoology from College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. She loves working with all animals, but has developed a passion for elephants. Katie believes strongly in conservation through education and loves giving presentations on elephants. She attended the Pacific University Summer Science Camp in 1998 when she was in middle school.