Unique workshop opportunity on Catalina Island

An ocean view from the shores of Catalina Island. ©Everett Carrico

The Western Section of The Wildlife Society will hold a GO WILD guided workshop August 12 to 17 on Santa Catalina Island, California.

This six-day immersive workshop will introduce participants to the natural history, conservation efforts and cultural prehistory of Santa Catalina Island, the largest of California’s southern Channel Islands. Participants will have an opportunity to explore a unique location while engaging in citizen science. Splitting time between marine and terrestrial ecosystems, the workshop will discuss the island’s biology, as well as its archaeology, geology and conservation in situ. There will be chances to snorkel in a location voted the world’s healthiest marine environment by Scuba Diving Magazine, meet some of the island’s champions of conservation and look for unique endemic species found only on Catalina. Participants can expect to kayak, snorkel, hike, bird and even collect specimens for research institutions. There will be free time for participants to explore on their own, as well.

Early registration lasts until July 15 and costs:

$995 for section members
$1,060 for non-members
$696 for students or early career professionals

To register, please go to: www.wildlifeprofessional.org/western/sci2018_reg.php. A flyer with more information is also available here.

Contact Ivan Parr at workshops@tws-west.org with any questions.

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