Virtual Professional Development
Support wildlife professionals, make connections, and discover something new. The Wildlife Society’s monthly webinar series brings you the latest in wildlife science, conservation, and management. Each webinar is supported by TWS Working Groups to ensure that you stay current on new science-based research, techniques, and tools from experts in the field.
Join us each month as we explore the hottest topics in wildlife conservation. Each webinar is hosted through Zoom. Register in advance through the links below.
July 27, 2021 – TWS Staff, Council, and Organization Units
4 – 5pm ET
In June 2021, The Wildlife Society Council approved a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Vision document to help shape and guide TWS operations. The document was created through a highly collaborative process with TWS members, staff, organization units and Council. This webinar will discuss the development and implementation of TWS’ DEI Vision, current and future DEI efforts, and a panel discussion with TWS leaders. The Wildlife Society is excited for the upcoming opportunities for engagement with TWS members, Council members, staff, and the conservation community. Check back soon for more details and a link to register.
August 2021 – Student Development Working Group
The Student Development Working Group promotes increased student awareness of TWS membership benefits, works to expand knowledge and technical capabilities of student members, and helps prepare student members for professional wildlife careers. The working group facilitates networking between students and experienced TWS members by hosting meetings, workshops, poster sessions, a mentoring program, and a student chapter leaders’ breakfast. The working group also selects the recipient of The Wildlife Society’s Student Chapter Advisor of the Year Award. Details on the working group’s upcoming webinar to be announced.
September 2021 – Wildlife Diseases Working Group
The Wildlife Diseases Working Group provides a forum for networking and communication among wildlife professionals interested in management, research, education, and administration of wildlife disease issues. The working group serves as a clearinghouse for information and expertise on wildlife diseases for TWS members, government agencies, and other professional organizations. The goals of the working group are to enhance awareness and understanding of research and management on wildlife diseases and of how increased interactions between wildlife, humans, and domestic animals that result from globalization impact wildlife populations and human economies. Details on the working group’s upcoming webinar to be announced.
Are you a Certified Wildlife Biologist®? All monthly webinars are pre-approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs). The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 2 CEUs in Category I of the CWB® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in this webinar.
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June 2021 – Molecular Ecology Working Group
Choose Your Own Adventure in Molecular Ecology
This webinar showcases working group member research and activities while introducing molecular ecology topics such as new biomonitoring techniques, eDNA, the use of -omics in wildlife management, and disease tracking based on population identification (e.g., chronic wasting disease). Here’s a recap of the Webinar Q&A.
May 2021 – Wildlife Toxicology Working Group
PFAS contamination: What’s this mean for wildlife management?
Many agencies test for and address PFAS in drinking water and game meat. This webinar is geared toward wildlife managers interested in knowing why PFAS is in the environment, how it affects wildlife, and how some wildlife biologists are tackling the issue.
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