Wildlife Capture and Chemical Immobilization (FIELD)
Date and Time:
Monday, September 20, 2021, 9:00am to Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00pm
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This immersive 4-day field course is designed to provide students a one-of-a-kind, hands-on learning experience capturing and chemically immobilizing wildlife. Prior to arriving at the Wildlife Science Center (WSC), students will attend an online course to prepare them for their visit. Online lectures will be delivered by Terry Kreeger, author of the Handbook of Wildlife Chemical Immobilization, which is internationally recognized as THE text book and field guide to wildlife chemical immobilization. At WSC, participants will participate in a series of interactive labs with some of the most prominent wildlife professionals in the United States. Our ALL-STAR instructors will teach participants about all practical aspects of capture and chemical immobilization, including safe capture techniques, pharmacology, delivery systems, patient monitoring, medical emergencies, and more. Several species will be used as ambassadors for learning, including black bears, gray and red wolves, mountain lions, elk, and several species of mesocarnivores. YES, you will handle many of these animals!
DATES: September 20-23, 2021
COST: Early-bird course fee (ends June 1st): $1,700 professional / $1,500 student