As you may have read in one of my previous blogs, the Biological Sciences Organization, or BSO, recently sponsored a SAVE DUMBO! campaign. The BSO purchased eco-friendly, made-in-the-US wristbands that proudly exclaimed, “Save Dumbo! Fontbonne Sustainability.”
At least half of the proceeds from the wristband and corresponding bake sale will be donated to a reputable organization located in Africa that strives to save the critically endangered African elephant, which will be extinct in the wild within the next seven years if nothing is done to curb poaching and protect the elephants’ ever-decreasing habitat. The BSO would like to thank everyone who supported this endeavor, and we encourage you to learn more about elephants and other endangered species as well.
If you missed the opportunity to purchase a wristband, you can pick yours up for only $2 in the offices of the Biological and Physical Sciences Department, which are located at the end of the third floor of AB Hall. But hurry, as supplies are limited!
You probably haven’t heard much about the Biological Sciences Organization (BSO) yet this year. That’s because we’ve been busy with a lot of event planning. Well, now it’s time for BSO members and the campus community to have a ton of fun!
The BSO’s mission is to teach both biology majors and non-majors alike, as well as the Saint Louis community, about the integral roles that science plays in everyday life. And in the coming weeks, we have a lot of activities planned that should help us to live out our mission. On Thursday, October 24th, we will be hosting a “SAVE DUMBO!” Wristband and Bake Sale in the Ryan Hall Corridor (right outside the cafeteria on the first floor) from 11:30 until 1:00. The African Elephant is a critically endangered animal, and experts project that it will be extinct in the wild in just seven years. Come help us to save this amazing species for generations yet to come by purchasing your own “Save Dumbo! Fontbonne Sustainability” eco-friendly, made-in-the-US wristbands for only $2 each. And be sure to donate a little more to take some sweet baked treats back to your friends in your dorms or classes. BSO pledges that at least half of our proceeds will be donated to help save this magnificent creature. We found some great, reputable organizations in Africa who work diligently to educate and rehabilitate the African Elephant, so we hope that, with the Sustainability Dedicated Semester in mind, you’ll do your part and help us to SAVE DUMBO!
Also on the 24th, BSO will be participating in the evening Fall Festival event alongside other Fontbonne student organizations. Keeping with the Dedicated Semester theme, we will be hosting a pumpkin carving booth where you can learn how to partake in this favorite fall pastime while still being sustainable and earth friendly. We’ll also continue our SAVE DUMBO wristband sales, so if you forget your money at lunch, you still have the opportunity to purchase your wristband.
We’ll be ending our semester with a BSO member-only trip to the Endangered Wolf Center and a graduation party for our December biology graduates. All in all, we’re hoping to have great success in our events, and we’re hoping to raise a lot of money to do our part in saving a species who is becoming rarer and rarer due to poaching and habitat loss. We hope to see you at our SAVE DUMBO events!