Doing research is very important, but conveying the results of such research to the wider public is often overlooked. At Wild Cats Brazil we recognize the importance of scientific communication and outreach to non-scientists. This is why we have done numerous workshops at Maranhão State University, particularly targeted at middle and high school students. In these workshops we talk about ecology and conservation, with a focus on the small felids. We also present on the typical duties of a field biologist studying cats and wildlife in general.
We also visit local high schools and do workshops and presentations there, bringing our science directly to the students. We consider that change starts with the younger generations, which is why we acknowledge the importance of talking about wildlife conservation to students regardless of their background. We are being supported by the MbZ fund to do these workshops.