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May 17, 2010

Wildlife Field Course for College Students, May 16-29

WHAT: Wildlife Field Course presented by Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Field Course, a two-week, three-credit course through Castleton State College, will be held at the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton. Taught by fish and wildlife professionals, this course enables college students who are interested in this field of work to learn first hand what goes on in the day-to-day profession of a wildlife biologist.

Featured activities:

Trapping of small mammals, telemetry, use of chemical immobilization equipment, GPS use, wildlife education tools, habitat mapping, bird and herptile surveys, identification of common trees, discussion sessions on careers and current wildlife conservation and management issues. Suggested activities will be on May 18, 21, 24, and 25.

WHEN: May 16-29, 2010

WHERE: at the Edward F. Kehoe Conservation Camp in Castleton.

WHO: John E. McDonald, Jr., Ph.D, Wildlife Research Specialist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, MA and several fish and wildlife professionals from throughout the Northeast.

The Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society represents the concerns of wildlife professionals in 11 northeastern states (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT, WV). The MISSION of the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society is to foster excellence in wildlife stewardship through science and education among wildlife professionals within the northeastern United States.

Source: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Last Updated at: May 17, 2010 12:31:56