What to Expect

Spend your summer living and learning by taking hands-on classes at Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania’s largest inland lake. Taught by experienced faculty, course materials emphasize practical skills and field techniques as well as up-to-date foundational information. Wildlife related courses are designed to meet certification requirements from the Wildlife Society.

Reside in a LEED-certified facility featuring modern lakeside housing. Enjoy kayaking, mountain biking, and hiking around Raystown’s 29,000 acres woods, water, and meadows.

Class sizes are kept small, so register now to reserve your space.

Course offerings are tentative and subject to change

 

June Semester  2019

Herpetology  (3 credits) June 3-28  BI 370 RFS

John Matter and Roy Nagle - Juniata College

Overview: This course examines the comparative biology of living reptiles and amphibians, including taxonomy, evolution, biogeography, ecology, morphology, physiology and behavior. Special attention is given to conservation issues, the relevance of reptiles and amphibians in modern biological research, and field techniques for studying reptiles and amphibians. Field experience will include radio telemetry and capture. This course is suitable for credits in the category of Wildlife Biology for certification from The Wildlife Society. Prerequisites: 1 college level organismal or ecology course or permission of the instructor.

Meeting Time: M-F, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm with occasional exceptions

Tuition $2,250

 

Ornithology (3 credits) June 3-28  BI 324 RFS

Chuck Yohn – Juniata College

Overview: This course provides a comprehensive survey of the comparative biology, ecology, and behavior of birds with a special focus on issues pertaining to conservation management. Daily field activities include field identification of birds by sight and sound.  Students also gain 12 hours of experience mist-netting, banding, aging and sexing of songbirds.  Other field work topics include common management, research and monitoring techniques. This course is suitable for credits in the category of Wildlife Biology for certification from The Wildlife Society.   Prerequisites: 1 college level organismal or ecology course or permission of the instructor.

Meeting Time: M-F, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm with occasional exceptions

 Tuition $2,250 

 

 

Summer Wildlife Semester

 Summer 2018

Dates: June 3- June 28                        Cost $2,250 / class
Food service - $115 per week*             Housing - $125 per week*

*Prices subject to change

Summer 2019

Course # Title Faculty Division Skills Credits
BI 324 RFS Ornithology (33497) Yohn, C N   3.00
BI 370 RFS Herpetology (20320) Matter, J & Nagle, R N   3.00

Summer 2020

Course # Title Faculty Division Skills Credits
BI 370 RFS Herpetology (20320) Matter, J & Nagle, R N   3.00
BI 323 RFS Mammalogy (20935) Glazier, D & Ramakrishnan, U N   3.00