One of the main goals of the Schubot Center for Avian Health Center is to promote knowledge related to avian species, among university students, animal research professionals, clinicians, and the general public. This goal includes educating younger generations of enthusiasts about how to study avian species in captivity and in the wild.
Visit the Schubot Aviary
Since 2017, the Schubot Center has had opened its doors to our communities to offer a series of activities to learn about topics related to avian exotics. Under the leadership of our aviary manager Debra Turner, the center provides tours of the TAMU Aviary for local middle schools, high schools, and summer camp programs as well
The typical aviary visit lasts about one hour and visitors can participate in a variety of activities: tour the aviary’s different facilities, build toys and other enrichment for the birds that live in the aviary, conduct a microscopic analysis of avian parasites/blood, and speak with a Schubot member specialist. This final part is adjusted according to the interests of each particular group. For instance, a vet camp may speak with veterinary students, while a STEM camp may have a researcher scientist talk about the Schubot Center research projects. The Schubot Center also offers Virtual Veterinary Enrichment Camp Zoom tours.
TAMU Aviary Tours – Summer 2022
Future Aggie Veterinary Experience – VMBS FAVE CAMP
The VMBS’ FAVE CAMP summer program it is an experiential program that provides undergraduate students the opportunity to participate with hand-on experiences, clinical learning seasons and guidance on how to prepare a competitive veterinary school application.
Visit led by Dr. Glennon Mays
Date: June 24th, 2022
# Students: 24 undergraduate students
Schubot Center members involved:
Dr. Meredith Anderson, 2nd year Vet student Cora Garcia and Aviary manager Debra Turner
Aggie STEM Program Summer Camp
The Aggie STEM Summer Camps are an important aspect of the Aggie STEM program. The ASSC provide students with experiential activities in STEM education directly given by Texas A&M University professors in STEM fields. Aggie STEM is dedicated to providing STEM educators with the tools necessary for advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Visit led by: Dr. Niyazi Erdogan (Coordinator of the Texas A&M University Aggie STEM Project)
Schubot Center members involved: Dr. Caitlin Mencio, 2nd year Vet Student Madison McClintock, Amanda Harvey and Yahel Acosta and Aviary manager Debra Turner.
Date: June 29th, 2022
# Students: 75 Hight school and middle school students
Date: June 15th, 2022
# Students: 100 Hight school and middle school students
Veterinary Medicine Youth Adventure Program YAP
The Youth Adventure Program (YAP) offers a series of one week courses designed to give gifted and talented students the chance to explore fields on a real world situation, under the guidance of A&M professors.
Visit led by: Dr. Tamy Frank-Cannon (Coordinator of YAP camp)
Date: July 13th, 2022
# Students: 13 teenager students
Schubot Center members involved: Dr. Caitlin Mencio, 2nd year Vet Student Madison, Dr. Ken Turner, McClintock, Yahel Acosta and Aviary manager Debra Turner.