The only way to make a difference in the world is by teaching people to love a cause. Love and passion, in the most general sense, have inspired any group of people to make any change, and from the beginning of time people have felt obligated to share their own passions with others in order to inspire the same in their peers. My passion is wildlife, a large kingdom of species whose existence can become irrelevant in a world of technology and human population growth. As a future Conservation Biologist, I hope to follow the dreams of people such as Steve Irwin, who believed in conservation through education.
Animals are miraculous and truly interesting beings, but one major problem in my opinion is the fact that many people view humans as different than animals when, in reality, we are animals. We share many traits with one another, so we can learn from one another. When a child learns something “cool” about an animal, he or she tends to repeat and remember that fact because an interest has been sparked, and from fact cards in zoos to educational television, the goal of conservation is to teach people to love animals so those animals may be further protected.
Whether through a teaching career, through conducting research, or even through a constant spread of my own passion amongst my peers, I hope to use each and every opportunity I find to teach people to be enthusiastic about wildlife.