Wildlife Camp: July 15-20, 2018
Rising 9th – 12th Grade
If you have an interest wildlife management, or just in being outside and learning about nature, you’re at the right place. Our camp is an all-inclusive 5-day experience offered within the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS). The camp is an exciting mix of hands-on activities, outdoor exploration, taught by Auburn School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences (SFWS) and Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) professionals.
Campers will learn fundamental concepts, issues, and concerns related to wildlife food, history of wildlife conservation in North America, and the conservation problems that have arisen, and the laws and practices that have evolved to remedy them. Campers will also gain exposure to data analysis tools commonly used in wildlife sciences as well as laboratory techniques used to manage wildlife populations, including censoring, habitat mapping, prescribed burning, GIS and computer simulation.
Camp participants will experience campus-life while residing in Auburn's resident dormitories, eating at campus dining facilities, and enjoying evening social and recreational activities. Campers will have 24/7 counselor supervision.
Campers will have various meal options for breakfast and lunch in The Student Center. Unlike breakfast and lunch, dinner is held in The Village Dining facility, where they have unlimited options of a buffet-style meal.
Dr. Jim Armstrong
Dr. Armstrong’s teaching responsibilities include Human-wildlife conflicts. His research interests include human-wildlife conflicts, human dimensions of wildlife management, urban coyote ecology. His extension interests includes 4-H/youth natural resources education and wildlife damage management.
Jordan Graves was hired by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System in February 2013 as a Regional Extension Agent covering Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resource Management. Currently he serving as the Natural Resource Agent for the Piedmont Region of Alabama (East Central) and covers 10 counties.
In his role, Graves provides landowners with assistance regarding the management of their resources on their properties. This includes hosting workshops and making on site visits to help evaluate situations and discuss various management solutions. He also assists with youth outreach throughout his region by educating students on proper management of Alabama’s Natural Resources (fisheries, forestry, and wildlife) through programs like Classroom in the Forest.
Currently Graves is enrolled as a graduate student in the Masters of Natural Resources Program through the Auburn University School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences.
CAMP FEE: $750 and includes:
- On campus housing
- All meals, snacks and drinks while at camp
- Program instruction, materials and equipment
- Transportation to and from off-campus field-trip sites
- Recreational activities
Enrollment is limited to 24 students, so register early!
If a registration is canceled for any reason, the individual or organization making the original CAMP FEE payment will receive:
- A full refund, with a $25 administrative fee deduction, if the cancellation request is received at least 4 weeks prior to the start date of the program;
- A refund of 50%, if the cancellation request is received less than 4 weeks prior but at least 2 weeks prior to the program start date;
- No refund for a "No Show" or for a cancellation request received less than 2 weeks prior to the start date of the program.
Note: A registration may be transferred to another person at any time for a $25 transfer fee.
Last Updated: January 29, 2018