Wildlife Research Weekend at Algonquin

Interested in a first-hand wildlife research experience? Join wildlife experts at the Wildlife Research Station May 21-24, 2010 to accompany them in their attempts to better understand Algonquin’s plants and animals. This workshop is a great opportunity to learn more about the science behind wildlife research. Participants will have the opportunity to explore field and laboratory research techniques as they learn more about Algonquin’s wildlife.

Algonquin Park has 53 species of mammals, 272 species of birds, 31 species of reptiles and amphibians, 54 species of fish, and approximately 7000 species of insects! In addition, there are well over 1000 species of plants and another 1000 plus species of fungi growing in the Park!

The Workshop Includes:

Meals and accommodation at the historic Wildlife Research Station.

An opportunity to interact with leading wildlife researchers and gain expert instruction on field techniques, such as trapping, banding and DNA sampling.

A close encounter with Algonquin’s wildlife species, including northern flying squirrels, common snapping turtles and yellow-bellied sapsuckers.

How to Register:

To register, or for more information, contact Sophie Mazowita at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre, (613) 637-2828 ext. 227 or groupeducation@algonquinpark.on.ca.

The cost for this workshop is $300.00 for members of The Friends of Algonquin Park. Non-members pay$312.00 for the workshop and a one-year individual membership. Workshop fee includes 3 nights accommodation and 8 meals at the Wildlife Research Station, a park permit to access all that Algonquin Park has to offer, a set of 5 field guides introducing the park’s wildlife, and a copy of the 2008 and 2009 Wildlife Research Station Annual Reports.

This workshop is limited to 15 participants to allow for plenty of individual attention. Register early to guarantee your spot.

About Wildlife Research Station:

The Wildlife Research Station is situated along a remote wilderness zone off the Highway 60 corridor. Since its inception in 1944, this field station has hosted significant ecological research projects, including North America’s longest continuous study of small mammal distribution and abundance in forest habitats and Canada’s longest ongoing life history research project on turtles.