Skulls are an important artifact that can help confirm the presence of a species without actually finding the animal. Dr. Julie Ray, science teacher in the Winter School District, will guide participants in developing the valuable skill of skull identification. The workshop will be held at the Project Northwoods Nature Center, in Winter, WI, using their skull collection that contains almost every mammal species in Wisconsin. Participants will also learn how to clean and prepare skulls for educational use. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring lunch.
Snakes are an important ecological group with a bad reputation. Although the Northwoods have no venomous species, two rattlesnakes do reside in low numbers in southern Wisconsin. Join Dr. Julie Ray, a snake ecologist, in searching for and collecting data on wild snakes in the Northwoods. Learn skills that aid in identification and handling, how to manage snakes near human-frequented areas, and how to talk to the public about snakes. 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Project Northwoods Nature Center in Winter, WI. Bring lunch and prepare to be outside.
This one-day advanced training course will be taught by Jim Buchholz, Drew Morris, Chris Lilek and various guest instructors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Great Lakes Research and School of Freshwater Science and UW Sea Grant. Participants will meet at the Sanderling Nature Center located along the shoreline of Lake Michigan at Kohler-Andrae State Park. The course will include some classroom instruction, but most of the day will be spent on various field trips. Transportation will be provided by bus if sufficient registrations are received, or by car-pooling.
Magnificent and mysterious, animal vision is the result of eons of adaptation and evolution. Discover how honeybees, snakes, insects, fish, and birds see the world different from humans. Participate in an interactive workshop, and receive resources on how to present this topic to your class or youth group. $25 per person, register by Aug. 20 by calling Wehr Nature Center, 414-425-8550.
Join the more than 20,000 animal care professionals in over 1,100 zoos, aquariums, and other wildlife organizations in using ZIMS! This introductory workshop, will provide a general overview of Species360 ZIMS, its applications, and data entry, tracking, and extraction including walking you through entering an animal enclosure, it’s habitats, and tracking them throughout their life.