Heal Our Planet Earth
Secondary and Universities
Educational Outreach: Secondary (High) Schools and Universities
Anthony Marr raised some good points in his presentation. He was able to quickly overcome his odd persona and gain attention of most of the class. While his heavy interest in tigers seemed a bit odd at first, he tied them into the problems involved with the environment in general. His presentation was sobering overall, but also had a hint of hope in it. I liked how he came across as more than a crazy environmentalist who likes to admonish all people at fault for harming the earth; he offers solutions as well, and showed how he leads by example on his trips.
As mentioned in the class debriefing, the only real problems with his
presentation were not his fault. Due to the dark room and the longer than
usual talk, I found myself getting very sleepy during the second half of
the presentation, and I am sure others were too. Marr also should have
planned his presentation to allow for questions at the end. As he talked
about his goal of raising a new generation of conservationists, I could
not help but think his goal was somewhat unrealistic. For better or worse,
society as a whole is uninformed, selfish, or simply does not care about
Marrís message. Most people will have higher priorities in life, and itís
something I will probably struggle with too.
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