Students learn useful wildlife skills at TWS Conclave

A white-footed deer mouse. Student attendees at the Northeast Student Conclave learned how to put ear tags on these mice. ©robin_ottowa

Members of the University of Delaware’s TWS student chapter got hands-on experience as well numerous networking opportunities at the TWS Northeast Student Conclave hosted by Juniata College last month. The conclave was held in Petersburg, Penn. where the aspiring wildlifers learned important skills that will help them in their future careers. Some activities included a rocket-netting workshop where students caught birds and helped identify their sex and age distribution, and a trapping techniques course where they learned how to fit ear tags on white-footed deer mice (Peromyscus leucopus). To learn more about the event, read the article on the UDaily website.