Anne Schnell attended Washington State University for her B.S. in Wildlife Management and the University of New Hampshire for her M.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology. She was a professor of Environmental Conservation and Horticulture at Finger Lakes Community College in New York State for 21 years, serving as the department chairperson for the last part of her career. Anne’s experience with raptors includes 12 years of capturing, banding and studying wild raptors during the spring migration at Braddock Bay in Hilton, New York. She remains the Vice President of Braddock Bay Raptor Research and serves as the director of banding operations. She has also lead educational programs with non-releasable raptors for many years and is a general falconer.
Anne and Paul jointly received the Hugh E. Cumming Environmental Quality Award on October 19, 2008 for their ongoing work in preserving habitat and open space in the Town of Parma.
Anne received an award from the Hawk Migration Association of North America for “outstanding service to further hawk migration study and conservation” in April of 2014.
Some of Paul’s conservation awards include:
Who’s Who in the East – 1989/1990
Buffalo Audubon Society
Harry J. Kord Recognition Award – May 5, 1993
In 1994, the Institute for Environmental Learning was recognized as the “Top Outdoor Educational Facility” by the National Trails Day Committee.
New York State Outdoor Writer’s Association and Bass Pro Shops “Pass It On” award – Sept. 2007
Niagara County Federation of Conservation Clubs, Inc.
2014 Victor Fitchlee Memorial Award – Lifetime Achievement
“…a lifetime of conservation and education”