Wildlife Conservation Camp opens registration

April 1, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated March 31, 2014 at 11:01 p.m.

The 21st annual Wildlife Conservation Camp will be July 20 to 26 at the Welder Wildlife Foundation in Sinton.

High school students who have completed ninth through 12th grades can apply at wildlifecamptx.org. Applications are due May 1, according to a news release from the refuge.

Campers will experience hands-on activities led by wildlife professionals. Activities include wildlife and plant identification, hunting as a management tool, species diversity and conservation ethics, among others.

The weeklong camp is especially recommended for high school students considering a career in wildlife management or natural sciences.

The camp fee is $300, which covers lodging, meals, materials and transportation during camp. Interested candidates are asked to contact their local farm bureau for possible sponsorships.

Applications are available at wildlifecamptx.org. For additional information, contact Meg Streich, 2014 camp director, at wildlifecampdirector@yahoo.com or 361-364-2643.

The Welder Refuge is a 7,800-acre wildlife refuge and research facility with on-site lodging and dining facilities.



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