TIDE FOR TUSKS
The University of Alabama in partnership with Tide for Tusks recognizes the important role that our University mascot can play in helping to save the elephants. Working with our talented faculty and students, this partnership offers a range of innovative learning experiences that focuses on enhancing students’ abilities to help solve “real world” problems related to their disciplines through their involvement in high quality experiential learning opportunities.
Through research and hands on activities in Tanzania and at home, our students will have the opportunity to engage in field assessments that will result in more and higher quality learning opportunities. The University of Alabama offers an abundance of resources that address nearly any topic imaginable. Combining scholarly research with our collective social and intellectual capital, we can help to raise national awareness for the plight of the elephants.
Our hope is that this partnership will become much broader in scope to bring about an exchange of ideas, hosting lectures and seminars, and to develop new avenues for research and communications that will promote and aid not only our students, but also our faculty, staff, alumni and general audiences in understanding the need for international efforts to implement stricter legal measures to prevent poaching and promote elephant conservation.