President’s Message

A Hands-On Approach to Building the STEM Workforce of Tomorrow

photo of Margaret O'Gorman President of Wildlife Habitat Council

By Margaret O’Gorman,  President, Wildlife Habitat Council STEM–the acronym deployed to cover the disciplines of science, engineering, technology and math–is a hot topic right now. Statistics and studies point to a deficit in appropriately trained STEM graduates to meet the workforce demands of the future although  governments, institutions, and NGOs advance STEM training as having great social and economic benefit to individuals in both developed and developing nations. UNESCO cites proficiency in science and technology as a critical element in creating economic opportunity. In the EU, the European Roundtable of Industrialists has partnered with a network of 30 European Ministries [more...]

Bringing Nature to the Human Workplace

By Margaret O’Gorman,  President, Wildlife Habitat Council The board of the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) recently met at the 79th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference in Denver that brought together nearly 900 conservation professionals from state and federal agencies and non-profit organizations from across North America. By embedding our board meeting in the conference, we were able to build new bridges to the agencies and non-profit conservation partners we’ve been working with for many years. By participating in meetings and discussions at the conference, our message and unique approach to delivering conservation within the corporate world was heard. [more...]

Connecting to Enhance WHC Certification

By Margaret O’Gorman, President, Wildlife Habitat Council In early February, the Wildlife Habitat Council (WHC) convened an impressive group of stakeholders to kick-start the design phase of an enhanced certification program that, when launched, will incorporate contemporary conservation and education initiatives to ensure and incentivize the best conservation projects and education programs across WHC’s membership. This meeting was attended by representatives from federal agencies including Interior, Agriculture, State, Education, Defense and EPA. Non-profit partners Pollinator Partnership, Defenders of Wildlife, The Conservation Fund, The Nature Conservancy, and Monarch Watch also participated. Representing the WHC corporate membership were employees from ExxonMobil, Waste [more...]