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Algonquin Park

Wildlife Research Weekend

May 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – May 28, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
Algonquin Wildlife Research Station
Algonquin Provincial Park
Ontario 60, Nipissing, Unorganized, South Part, ON K0J 2M0
$420 + HST
The Friends of Algonquin Park (Andrea Ruzzo)
(613) 637-2828 ext. 236

Snapping TurtleJoin this exciting workshop and accompany wildlife researchers into the field as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plants and animals of Algonquin Park. Experience first-hand the science behind wildlife research as you explore techniques used in both field and remote laboratory settings. Limited to just 12 participants, this Experience Algonquin Workshop offered by The Friends of Algonquin Park includes meals and accommodations at the historic Wildlife Research Station.

Participants during past Wildlife Research Weekends have discovered more about: flying squirrels; Red Squirrels; Painted and Snapping Turtles; salamanders; frogs and toads; mice, voles, shrews; Gray Jays; forest songbirds; wolves; bears; forest insects; and more. Each year a different variety of research projects are shared with participants based upon active research projects. This workshop offers a unique opportunity to interact with wildlife researchers and gain expert instruction on field techniques and the study species.

The Wildlife Research Station, established in 1944, 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.


To register for this workshop contact Andrea Ruzzo at The Friends of Algonquin Park at (613) 637-2828 ext. 236. Limited enrollment. Maximum 12 participants. This workshop is designed for adults, but mature youth with a supervising and participating adult may be considered.

Cost: $400 plus HST for members of The Friends of Algonquin Park. Non-members pay $420 plus HST (the registration fee, plus a $20 individual membership). Cost includes 2 nights accommodation (Friday & Saturday) and 6 meals at the Wildlife Research Station, a vehicle permit to access all that Algonquin Park has to offer, and a set of field guides introducing the Park’s wildlife. A moderate level of physical fitness is required for this workshop.

A deposit ($200) is charged at the time of booking, with the full balance due no later than May 1, 2017. Contact Andrea Ruzzo at the Algonquin Park Visitor Centre at 613-637-2828 extension 236 with credit card details to process the final payment. If for any reason you can no longer attend, please contact us as soon as possible.  Fifty percent of your deposit is available for refund no later than May 1, 2017. After this time, no refunds are possible.

The Friends of Algonquin Park have scheduled this workshop to maximize opportunities for workshop participants to observe wildlife and related research. Conditions beyond our control, such as environmental variables, etc., may alter these plans and participants should be willing and able to adapt for the best possible experience.

This workshop is part of the Experience Algonquin Workshop Series presented by The Friends of Algonquin Park. All proceeds will go towards enhancing the educational and interpretive programs in Algonquin Park and towards the research programs of the Wildlife Research Station.

Wildlife Research Weekend in Algonquin Park

Join this exciting workshop and accompany wildlife researchers into the field as they attempt to unravel the mysteries of the plants and animals of Algonquin Park.

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