Teaching


ESRM 351 student Juana Maria Rivera Ordonez handles a garter snake during a field trip.

ESRM 351 student Juana Maria Rivera Ordonez handles a garter snake during a field trip.

ESRM 351: Wildlife Techniques

  • Spring term, every year, 8 credits (yes, 8!)
  • Syllabus

The primary goals of this course are to: (1) introduce students to common techniques used to assess wildlife populations and their habitat, (2) provide hands-on experience with these techniques and species identification, and (3) sharpen abilities to observe nature and communicate observations through field journals and scientific writing. Upon completion of the course, students will have gained experience with non-lethal methods of capturing and handling a variety of wildlife species, as well as experience with non-invasive methods of wildlife research that do not involve capturing animals. Students should be able to identify a host of regional birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and plants.