NEW AMPHIBIAN COURSE OFFERED THE SMITHSONIAN
Course Title: Species Monitoring and Conservation: AMPHIBIANS
When: 16-28 May 2010
Where: Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (formerly CRC), Front Royal, Virginia
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 15 APRIL 2010
for more information.
SPECIES MONITORING AND CONSERVATION: AMPHIBIANS is a part of the Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Programs and engages graduate students and practitioners in developing skills, approaches and solutions applicable to the worldwide extinction crisis affecting amphibians. Course participants explore tools and techniques for in-situ and ex-situ amphibian research and conservation practice.
The curriculum includes:
- Amphibian biology and ecology
- Habitat monitoring and management
- Species monitoring plans
- Field techniques and collection methods
- Lab techniques: toxicology, pathology, specimen preparation and genetics
- Captive breeding and husbandry
- Community outreach and education
The course fee is $2,750.00, which includes instruction and course materials as well as all meals, lodging, and transport to/from Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD). All other travel costs and incidental expenses are the participant’s responsibility. Participants earn Continuing Education Units, or graduate credits are available through Mason for qualified applicants, at additional cost (and upon completion of further course requirements).
Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies course participants engage in dynamic learning communities, build lifelong professional networks, and connect with valuable conservation resources.