Tuesday, March 4, 2014

We've Moved!

The Penn State Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society has created a Penn State website where much of the information posted on this website has been moved. More current posts and information about alumni, officers, and meetings can be seen at https://agsci.psu.edu/clubs/wildlifesociety. Thank you! Stay wild.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Totally Buggin' Out!

Elementary School Program Takes On a New Theme

For the past month, small groups of TWS members have been going out to elementary schools to teach kids about various aspects of wildlife. Usually, old stations from Kids' Go Wild or 4-H Youth Field Day are brought in. However, on November 9th something a little different was done. The 5th graders at Houserville Elementary were lucky enough to have four members come out and introduce them to the world of macroinvertebrates and stream ecology. Buckets of stream water were brought in, and the students had the chance to sift through the water to see what was collected. They used dichotomous keys to key about species, and had to determine the quality of the stream based off of the macroinvertrebrates found in the water. They have been learning a little about stream ecology in their classes, but on this day, everything they have been learning about was brought to life! The students were thrilled (and a little nervous) of all the little creepy-crawlies as they scurried about the containers. The program was a complete success, and one of the highlights was Sara Mueller coming to teach the class in full on stream gear! It was definitely a lot of fun seeing how excited the students were leaning about all these new creatures, and just as fun for the members as well.

 Interested in learning more about, or volunteering with our Elementary School Programs? Contact our Community Service chair Bethany Thomas at blt5084@psu.edu with any questions that you may have.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

TWS Helps Trout Unlimited and Clearwater Conservancy

On October 7th, the Penn State Student Chapter of TWS helped Trout Unlimited and Clearwater Conservancy with a riparian stream restoration project on Spring Creek in Centre County. In addition to the Chapter, Xi Sigma Pi members got their hands dirty as well! Thanks everyone for your help!

TWS National Conference in Portland, Oregon!

Six members attended the TWS National Conference in Portland, Oregon in October, participating in the QuizBowl Competition, and attending various workshops throughout the week. Tara and Megan  participated in the Student Research in Progress Poster Sessions with Tara's research being on circadian rhythms in birds, and Megan's research on two species of bats at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Great jobs everyone!

Friday, April 27, 2012

TWS Northeast U.S. Student Conclave 2012

Congratulations to our Quizbowl team! We took 2nd place by a mere 5 points behind Frostburg State University! Way to go Hannah, Megan, Cindy, and Jen!

Also congrats to Megan and Cindy for taking 3rd in the orienteering competition! :)

Some of the workshops included:
Wilderness Survival
Black Bear Telemetry
Wildlife Diseases
Mist Netting
Turkey Management
Science Based Restoration
And many more!

A thousand and one thank you's to Cal U for hosting such a great weekend! We are so excited for next years conclave, hosted by U Maine!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Ag Day 2012

Head out to the HUB and check out all the cool stuff in Alumni Hall and out on the Lawn! :)