- 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
- 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 “grub” 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.