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Students Gather from Across the Country to Defend Their Mascots

Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:18 PM by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Apr 5, 2014 8:58 AM

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COLUMBIA - The National Tigers for Tigers Coalition met at the University of Missouri Friday to begin its 2nd annual summit. The coalition consists of 14 different college chapters across the country who all share the same mascot.

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The students attending the summit will be at Mizzou from April 4-6, learning about different ways to take action to save tigers.

"The ultimate goal is to get students actively involved in conservation to actually do things while they're productive here in college," Sean Carnell, the coordinator and co-founder of the National Tigers for Tigers Coalition, said.

The weekend consists of workshops and panels for members of the coalition. There are also five tiger conservation experts from around the world scheduled to talk about how students can mobilize to save tigers. These seminars are free and open to the public.

To see the schedule for the seminars click here.

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