Most influential, inspirational experience I have ever been involved in. – Academy Graduate
focuses on the white-tailed deer
JUNE 18-22, 2013
at Stone Valley Recreation Area in Huntingdon County
focuses on Brook trout
JULY 9-13, 2013
at Seig Conference Center in Clinton County
We currently have a few spots left for GIRLS for both 2013 field schools. **Applications will be reviewed as they arrive and youth will be accepted based on qualifications on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in applying you are encouraged to complete and send in you application as soon as possible.**
WHAT HAPPENS AT FIELD SCHOOL
At each 5-day residential field school you spend an intensive week in the field engaging in hands-on learning from experts in the field about:
Explore wildlife anatomy and physiology by participating in a necropsy under the guidance of wildlife veterinarians.
Develop a deeper understanding of the annual cycle and behavior of the species.
HABITAT & MANAGEMENT
Spend time with expert biologists in the field assessing habitat quality and collecting and preserving important plants used by deer or trout.
RESEARCH & MONITORING TECHNIQUES
Experience for yourself how biologists use technologies such as radio telemetry, GPS, infra-red imagery and cameras to study and monitor wildlife.
ROLE OF SPORTSMEN IN PENNSYLVANIA
Learn what role sportsmen play in management.
Spend time learning about the tools of sportsmen – spend time at a local range learning about gun safety and firing with expert instructors or learn how to cast and tie flies!
NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY & JOURNALING
Develop your skills in nature photography under the guidance of experts.
Reflect on daily activities and experiences by creating your own nature journal.
COMPREHENSIVE LEADERSHIP TRAINING
Spend time with radio, television, and writing professionals engaging in mock interviews and more to prepare you for communicating with the media.
Leave the field school confident and prepared to be a conservation ambassador at least three public outreach activities relating to wildlife and habitat conservation.