Lunch & Learn

HSHC is committed to providing community education and information to help strengthen the human-animal bond. We are pleased to present free, virtual Lunch & Learns on the last Wednesday of each month from 12-1pm.

Topic for May 25, 2022:

click here to access the meeting on May 25th at noon

Susquehannock Wildlife Society: Dedicated to Protecting Wildlife
How can you protect and enrich the lives of wild animals from your own backyard? What should you do if you encounter an orphan or injured wild animal? Who is Susquehannock Wildlife Society? Learn all these things and more during this informative hour!

When:

Wednesday, May 25th from 12-1pm

Speaker:

Scott McDaniel – Executive Director, Creative Media Director & Founder, Susquehannock Wildlife Society

Growing up in rural Carroll County, Scott spent most of his childhood playing in streams, searching for reptiles and amphibians (with a particular obsession with turtles), reading books about wildlife and watching nature shows like Wild America. His family would go crabbing around the Chesapeake Bay and explore local parks every weekend it could. Through his involvement in Boy Scouts he would learn valuable outdoor skills and how to serve one’s community, eventually receiving the honor of Eagle Scout. He sought to pursue an educational path where he could share stories and advocate for issues he felt passionate about so he studied photography, video and graphic design in college, earning a Bachelors of Science in Electronic Media & Film at Towson University.

A few years after graduating he moved to Harford County where he now resides with his wife April and son, Jude, having fallen in love with this region of Maryland due to its incredible diversity of wildlife habitat and species as well its wealth of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking and kayaking. He loves to travel around the country and take roadtrips, especially to enjoy wildlife and our National Parks, but has always felt strongly about protecting local wildlife in our own communities. Wanting to find ways to contribute to public education and conservation, he served on the board for the Mid-Atlantic Turtle & Tortoise Society, volunteered for various research projects with Maryland Department of Natural Resources and became a Harford County co-coordinator for the Maryland Amphibian & Reptile Atlas Project, a five year survey of the distribution of herp species in the state. From there Scott wanted to expand his formal knowledge in research and environmental education so he trained to become a Maryland Master Naturalist.

In 2011 Scott helped co-found Susquehannock Wildlife Society as one of the original directors of the then 100% volunteer organization. From its humble beginnings, he would help lead the organization as its first board president, serving the community and its wildlife through hands on rescues, environmental education, ecotourism events, habitat restoration, conservation efforts, advocacy, and scientific research while using his creative media background to create a variety of engaging video, articles and graphics for the organizations growing social media presence. Scott is proud to now serve as the Executive Director so he can be dedicated full time to completing the construction and opening of the Wildlife Center while helping to build a successful future for the organization.

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How to Join:

Join the meeting here or sign up to receive the link to attend via email. You will receive an email with the link to join no later than Tuesday, 5/24/22 at noon.