Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy – February 13 & 14th

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s Wildlife & Fisheries Extension Unit is hosting their first annual Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy.

The purpose of the Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy is to provide advanced training whereby master volunteers can support or expand specific county educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The goal of the Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy is not to produce “experts”, rather to identify Master Volunteers who have received highly specialized training to support specific natural resource-related programs or projects. Such projects may include educational projects such as training other master volunteers, clientele presentations, and/or applied research and demonstrations.

Presentation Topics will include:

Texas Terrestrial Ecosystems

Wildlife Disease Control & Management

Aquatic Ecosystem and Vegetation Management

Pond Ecology

Invasive Species Control – both Terrestrial and Aquatic

. . . with an expanded agenda coming soon.

The Wildlife & Fisheries Specialist Academy will be held Tuesday February 13th and Wednesday February 14th in College Station. Classroom sessions will be held in the mornings at the AgriLife Turf Research Facility (3100 F&B Road, College Station, TX) and field based sessions in the afternoon. Materials and lunch will be provided each day.

8:30am – 5:00pm – Tuesday February 13th – Aquatic Ecosystem and Vegetation Management

9:00am – 5:00pm – Wednesday February 14th – Texas Native Wildlife and Habitat Management

Registration is on a first come/first serve basis. Only 30 participant spots are guaranteed for this academy training. Registration will cover handouts and reference materials, meals (lunch Tuesday & Wednesday), coffee & snacks during the day and classroom instruction. Not included will be lodging. Registration will be $50 for both days or $30 for single day admission. Please note that there will be an additional late registration fee of $10.00 for any registrations after February 5th. To register, please email Kathrine Bradshaw at kathrine.bradshaw@exchange.tamu.edu. Please make checks payable to TAMU AgriLife Extension. And registration payment can be mailed to 534 John Kimbrough Blvd, 2258 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843.

Dietary restrictions will be collected through registration.

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