BIOL 498/698 Wild Field Herpetology!
​Section Number ​881
​Credits 2​
​Description Wild Field Herpetology!  Is a field intense introduction to the scientific study of reptiles and amphibians in their natural settings. The course will emphasize the basics of developing field research projects to answer a variety of questions regarding the lives of these animals in nature.  The wide variety of methods and techniques used to study these creatures in the field will be presented and their appropriate applications discussed.  Students themselves will employ the most common techniques and methods in the field and at the same time become proficient with identifying local species by sight and sound.  Students will gain first-hand knowledge of the natural history, habitats, reproduction, and behavior of the reptiles and amphibians they encounter and will learn to make and record professional natural history observations by keeping a detailed field journal and catalog.  Ultimately students will acquire an appreciation of the diversity of reptiles and amphibians in Wisconsin and an understanding of how to answer their own questions through scientific research in the field.
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​Instructor Erik Wild
​Location Stevens Point, UW-Stevens Point, Trainer Natural Resources Center, Room 400
​Dates ​May 20 - May 27, 2013
​Times ​Monday, May 20, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, May 21, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Wednesday, May 22, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, May 23, 1 p.m. - 10 p.m.; Friday, May 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Monday, May 27, take-home exam due at Noon
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Wisconsin Resident Estimated Tuition (subject to change)
WI Undergraduate                     WI Graduate
    2 cr   $619.16                         2 cr     $885.24

(includes $25.00 materials fee and segregated fees for taking an on-campus course)