Sunday, April 20, 2014

Wildlife Conservation Camp

The Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society invites high school students to the best week of their summer! The 21st annual Wildlife Conservation Camp will be held July 20-26, 2014 at the Welder Wildlife Foundation in Sinton, Texas. High school students that have completed the 9th-12th grades can apply at and applications are due May 1st.

Campers will experience hands-on activities led by wildlife professionals, which include wildlife and plant identification, hunting as a management tool, species diversity, conservation ethics, wildlife capture and survey techniques, wildlife tracking, predator-prey dynamics, white-tailed deer management, fishing, hunter safety, shooting skills, and much more. The week-long camp is especially recommended for high school students who are considering a career in wildlife management or natural sciences. Students will develop an appreciation for the outdoors through a priceless experience that they will carry with them forever.

The Welder Refuge is a 7,800-acre wildlife refuge and research facility with on-site lodging and dining facilities. The Refuge is home to beautiful coastal wetlands and south Texas vegetation, and boasts a plethora of native wildlife, including mammals, reptiles, amphibians and hundreds of species of birds. Campers will have the opportunity to view and study these animals on the Refuge.

The camp fee is $300 which covers lodging, meals, materials, and transportation during camp. Contact your local Farm Bureau for possible sponsorships.

Applications are available at For additional information contact Meg Streich, 2014 Camp Director, at or 361-364-2643.

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