Michael Noonan, PhD

Professor of Animal Behavior


For Prospective Students

CAC is a multi-faceted program, with many branches, all reaching out to promote wildlife conservation in different ways.

1. CAC Web Productions

One of the most successful arms of the CAC program is our web site at www.conservenature.org. If you are interested in contributing to effort, please stop by to see DrN in HSC-203. You can learn about the many ways to get involved.

2. CAC Video Productions

Throughout theyear, the CAC program develops¬†educational video programs focused on the wonders of the world’s wildlife.

3. CAC at the Buffalo Zoo and Marineland of Canada

CAC representatives will deliver conservation-focused programs at the Buffalo Zoo and at Marineland of Canada during various programs and events. For more information, please contact Dr. Noonan.


The CAC program has already reached 3.3 million people via our live presentations and via our web pages. This program combines the study of wildlife in their natural habitat with a chance to shape positive attitudes in the next generation of citizens. It is special program for special people. If you think you might be one of those people — someone who want to help make the world a better place — I look forward to having you join the CAC team!

See you soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

The CAC program seems different from past years. Is that true?

Yes, the CAC program is constantly evolving, and it does differ from year to year.

Is the program limited to students enrolled in certain years, majors or programs?

No. All Canisius students are eligible and encouraged to apply. We want students from diverse majors and from all class years.

I am not from Western New York and I do not ordinarily stay in the Buffalo area during the summer. Will it be possible for me to participate?

Some branches of CAC participation do require your presence during the certain time periods. After that, a presence in WNY is not required. For more detailed information, contact Dr. Noonan.

Can I participate if I am a senior?

Yes, no problem.

Can I participate if I am a graduate student at Canisius?

Yes, all the same rules and expectations apply.

Is it possible to participate in one branch of CAC and not the others?

Yes, definitely. Most participants will do that.

Is it possible to participate in more than one branch of CAC in the same year?

Also yes. The application for each branch of the program is separate and independent of the others.

There is an application process?

Yes. Spaces in each branch of CAC are limited, and the program is selective. There is a separate application process for each branch of the CAC program.