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sdCONSERVATION ACROSS BOUNDARIES™

A hands-on field program designed for teachers interested in integrating wildlife and natural resource conservation into their classrooms

Course Dates - June 14-24, 2014    
Application Deadline - May 15, 2014

Course Application
Course Brochure

COURSE TOPICS
• Wildlife conservation
• Systems thinking
• Species diversity 
• Habitat ecology and management 
• Population ecology
• Predator-prey interactions
• Conservation ethics 
• Soil classification 
• Water quality and watershed management
• Cultural history

HANDS-ON FIELD ACTIVITIES
• Wildlife identification and monitoring techniques
• Fish and wildlife capture and marking techniques
• Habitat and plant identification and monitoring techniques
• Shooting sports

Conservation Across Boundaries (CAB) is a grant supported, nationally recognized program that engages teachers in inquiry-based conservation education that focuses on the science behind the conservation and management of wildlife species within different ecosystems. Regional history, culture, and land-use practices are incorporated to demonstrate how these factors have shaped our landscapes and wildlife communities. These skills, when taken into the classroom, will help students to conceptualize wildlife, natural habitats, and conservation issues within a systems context. Our ultimate goal is to produce citizens who understand that solutions to issues regarding wildlife and natural resources can only be formulated following investigation and understanding of the causes and wide-scale implications underlying the problems.  The course’s history has changed slightly, but its mission, objectives and basic topics remain the same. Today the course is held only in Texas.

CAB-Texas takes a systems approach to comparing ecological regions in Texas and the science behind the conservation and management of wildlife species endemic to these regions. Coursework incorporates hands-on field experiences and project-based activities. Participants will learn about topics related to the unique ecology and habitats of the regions with emphasis on landscape investigations and associated management issues regarding plants and animals.

To learn more about the course please download our course brochure, which includes some of the important points outlined below.

• Course limit: 16
• $250 registration fee due with application by May 15, 2014. Registration is not complete until payment is made.
• Full reimbursement will be made if applicant is not accepted to the course. If applicant cancels before the cancellation deadline of May 30, 2014, registration fee minus a processing fee of $50 will be reimbursed.
• Travel to, from, and between course locations and personal expenses are the participant’s responsibility.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Selma N. Glasscock, Ph.D., CWB
Assistant Director, Welder Wildlife Foundation
PO Box 1400
Sinton, TX 78387
sglasscock@welderwildlife.org
361.364.2643

 

Last updated April 7, 2014


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