At the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, Cobban will be involved in many aspects of wildlife biology and wildlife care field work including: helping with general maintenance of the park and enclosures; taking part in research and field surveys; feeding and caring for injured, sick and abused animals; participating in educational public presentations; and assisting in capturing and releasing animals.
The scholarship will help Cobban gain the useful skills and knowledge that she will need in order to pursue her future career plans of becoming a certified wildlife rehabilitator or manager. Cobban will also be volunteering her time to perform an individual, self-designed service project in order to benefit the organization and the community. Upon her return from her internship, Cobban plans on working to raise money to donate to the Chipangali Wildlife Orphanage, giving her an opportunity to spread the knowledge that she will have gained to others.
Cobban will present her internship experience, fundraising efforts, and service project at the Unity College Student Conference during the fall 2014 semester. Outside of her major, Cobban is involved in other aspects of the wildlife care field, currently serving as the secretary of the Wildlife Care and Education club, and as a member of the Unity College Chapter of the Wildlife Society.
The following Londonderry residents were named to the North Shore Community College’s dean’s list for the winter/spring 2013 semester: Lisa Chartier, Keith Clements, Serafina Marquis.