Major: Environmental Science
The Towson University campus environment is getting greener, thanks in large part to the efforts of Michael Bacon, co-founder and co-president of TU’s Student Environmental Organization. “We see ourselves as caretakers of the campus environment,” says Bacon. “Towson University has not really gone green in terms of its wildlife, ecology and plants on campus.”
Bacon looks forward to implementing many of the ideas advanced by club members. “We have partnered with the Tree Club to take care of an orchard on campus and we are looking into creating a pollinator garden,” says Bacon.
An avid outdoorsman, Bacon realized he wanted to do something to improve the world. “I fell in love with environmental science and I have been interested in education for a long time,” says Bacon, who would love to work as a field researcher for a national park or work directly with wildlife. “I loved the wildlife management class and learning about poaching, population control, how genetic diversity helps species survive and what we can do to help in the conservation and preservation of different species.”
“My professors made the difference for me at Towson University and provided the support
I needed as a transfer student,” says Bacon. “They helped make the transition easier
for me as a non-traditional student. I have come to value their friendship and support.”
Bacon, a Tau Sigma National Honor Society member and a Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member, works in the biology department as an animal caregiver, providing food and water to varied amphibians, reptiles and arachnids and monitoring their overall health and well-being.