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Northeast Student Field Course

The Northeast Student Wildlife Field Course is run annually in the Spring and sponsored by the Northeast Section of The Wildlife Society. It is held at the Keyoe Conservation Camp in Castleton, Vermont.

Who is eligible to attend? What do I get out of this?

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. Learn hands-on from professional wildlife biologists during this valuable, immersive experience. Also, earn undergraduate and graduate college credits.

A few of the techniques you will learn and topics to be covered:

  • Trapping of small mammals
  • Telemetry
  • Use of chemical immobilization equipment
  • Map and compass use
  • GPS use
  • Wildlife education tools (e.g. Project WILD, Aquatic Project WILD)
  • Habitat mapping, bird and herptile surveys
  • Discussion sessions on careers and current wildlife conservation and management issues with professional biologists
  • Identification of common trees and plants

Is there financial assistance available?

Visit the PA TWS Awards page to learn about our scholarship opportunity to attend this course.

I Want to learn more??!!

Visit the Northeast Section website to learn more and register.

Also visit The Wildlife Society’s website for a recent article on the Field Course.