Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Level II

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About

  • July 26 – 29
  • Bon Portage Island (the Evelyn and Morrill Richardson Field Station in Biology)
  • Overnight accommodations in a cabin on Bon Portage Island
  • 12 seats
  • Pay-what-you-can
Bon Portage Island (also known as Outer Island) is located 20 mins south of Barrington.

Activities

  • We’ll take a boat 3 km to and from Bon Portage Island, off of Shag Harbour
  • We’ll assist female biologists from Acadia University with their Leach’s storm petrel (a small grey seabird) conservation research, helping to β€œgrub” the adult and petrel chicks from theirs nests to evaluate their health, and learning advanced research skills
  • We’ll set motion-activated wildlife cameras around the Island to identify and the Island’s wildlife and movement corridors, and review and present footage to the group
  • We’ll have time to do independent Island exploration comparing modern landmarks to a map from the 1940s, collecting GPS data and mapping our finds using coding
  • We’ll do guided naturalists hikes, learning to identify local plants and fungi
  • We’ll explore tide pools at low tide
  • We’ll do a simple mark-recapture study with mummichog and killifish in the saltwater pond
  • We’ll learn about wildlife conservation organizations from around the world and make donations as Terranaut Club
  • We’ll learn about wildlife conservation careers and get to work alongside diverse women in science

To learn more about last year’s program, head to our Intermediate Wildlife Conservation: Level II program page (this program used to be called our Intermediate Wildlife Conservation program).

Who Can Apply*

Girls and gender minorities aged 12 – 15 who reside in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick who have already participated in our Intermediate Wildlife Conservation program: Level I (formerly known as our Junior Wildlife Conservation program) in a past year.

How To Apply

Participants must be nominated by an adult that knows them well (parents included) by April 15th. Returning participants are expected to complete an earn-your-way-back activity to be considered for a seat.

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