NAPLES, FL. (December 10, 2012) — Attorneys and staff from the Naples office of Quarles & Brady, joined by the Florida Gulf Coast University Anthropology Club (“FGCU”), hosted the entire 3rd grade class from Golden Terrace Elementary School at the Naples Zoo on November 20, 2102. More than 140 students from nine classes took part in the program, which provided early exposure to anthropology and zoology.
“This event was not only a great experience for the students of Golden Terrace Elementary School, but also for our attorneys and staff,” said Ken Haney, a partner at Quarles & Brady and head of the firm’s Quarles Cares volunteer initiative. “Giving back to the community is a huge part of our culture and we truly enjoy working with these bright, young students.”
The Anthropology Club delivered 15 to 20 minute presentations at four designated stations throughout the zoo, including hands-on learning for the students. Each station focused on a different aspect of multidisciplinary anthropological study, including: evolutionary primatology, carnivore dentition, human v. nonhuman archaeology, and spinal and pelvic morphology differences. Each class was able to explore all four interactive stations.
“Partnering with an organization like the FGCU Anthropology Club provides us with an opportunity to offer a unique learning experience for the students,” said Haney. “Events like this are a reflection of the firm’s commitment to education as a part of the community fabric.”
The FGCU Anthropology Club has been an asset in assisting Quarles & Brady with projects throughout the school year for many years. In addition to today’s event, this spring, the club will recreate an archaeological dig site at the Golden Terrace Elementary School playground, where younger students get to excavate various artifacts and learn about the process.
This annual event is part of the firm’s Quarles Cares volunteer initiative, in which the law firm provides opportunities for attorneys and staff to commit themselves to civic and charitable opportunities within their local community. The firm has been actively engaged in the Southwest Florida community through other charitable efforts and this initiative since 1982. “The hard work and dedication of our entire team to the Naples community is remarkable and is something we are very proud of,” said T. Robert Bulloch, office managing partner. “It’s an honor that we have been able to serve our clients’ needs for 30 years in Naples and we look forward to doing so over the next 30.”
Quarles & Brady employees volunteer for and contribute to not-for-profit organizations on a regular basis, through the firm’s Quarles Cares Program. During 2012, through the firm’s yearlong service initiative entitled “30 Ways to Give Back,” employees will participate in 30 service projects with a goal of completing an average of two projects per month.
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