NE Section seeks volunteer instructors for field course

The Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society is looking for instructors for their Student Wildlife Field Course. Held annually for two weeks in May, the intense session offers students an opportunity to learn a wide range of skills from professionals in the wildlife field, but they’re in need of assistance from you. The Field Course is looking for instructors who can commit a few days to share their knowledge with the future of our profession. Those interested can offer to be a lead instructor in a discipline or assist one of the other professionals who has already volunteered their time. As a lead instructor you would be able to pick your own discipline to teach, or use your expertise to fill in one of the current disciplines that the field course already has outlined and needs an instructor. Current skills needed are assistance with line transects, birding skills, and woody plant identification, but if you have a unique skill, they are willing to work it into the course. Remember the course instructors are all volunteers, but they do offer meals and lodging on site, as well as a chance to spend some time in the majestic mountains of Vermont.

If interested contact the Field Course Director, John McDonald ( and take a minute to check out the field course website.

This announcement originally appeared in the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Wildlife Society’s Fall 2017 newsletter.

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