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Position: Turtle Boot Camp 2019
Organization: Scales Nature Park
Location: near Orillia/Barrie, Ontario
Housing: on-site accom. (more info)

Learn field methods for reptiles in central Ontario this spring!

The most intensive and thorough reptile focused field training available in Ontario. Topics include:

  • Identification, survey methods, handling techniques
  • Capture, measurement, marking methods
  • Pit tagging, blood sampling, trapping
  • Digital data entry, gear selection, paddling skills
  • Outreach skills, team builders, and lots more!

Participants should be physically fit, able to swim in cold water, and ready for a challenge! Time will be split between field sites and classroom learning. Optional extension field trip adds more species (especially snakes and amphibians) and skills in southwestern Ontario.

Cost: $2000+HST or free with a 1 month volunteer commitment (2 weeks of volunteering for 1 week of training)

Please apply by April 21, 2019. Apply via email:

Scales Nature Park is a 21 hectare conservation area located just south of Orillia, Ontario. The focus of this facility is the conservation of reptiles, amphibians, and fish, and the habitats that these animals require.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 18 2019    ID: 52199