Annual TWS Student Conclaves

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TWS Student Conclaves

TWS proudly supports up to eight regional student conclaves hosted by student chapters each year with a $1,000 grant for each conclave. The event provides college students with valuable hands-on training in wildlife management and conservation, and networking opportunities with wildlife professionals. Some activities include field trips, workshops (i.e., telemetry, trapping, chemical immobilization, mist-netting), field competitions, local tours, game-calling competitions, quiz bowls, banquets, photography contests, and guest speakers.

Student Conclave Schedule Example
Student Conclave Competition Examples
Conclave Quiz Bowl Instructions
TWS Student Conclave Grant Program Application and Instructions

TWS Northeast Student Conclave

The California University of Pennsylvania Student Chapter of TWS will be hosting the TWS Northeast Student Conclave April 7-9, 2017 at Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA. The following student chapters are also providing support to organize the event: Paul Smith’s College, Green Mountain College, Juniata College, University of Maine, West Virginia University, and Penn State University. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS North Central Student Conclave

Purdue University’s Student Chapter of TWS will be hosting the TWS North Central Student Conclave March 24-26, 2017. A registration packet is available here, which also includes information on the Conclave location, schedule, tentative activities, and more. Early registration is $80/person and must be postmarked January 28-February 18. Late registration is $85/person and must be postmarked February 19-March 4.

TWS Southeastern Student Conclave

The Mississippi State University Student Chapter of TWS will be hosting the TWS Southeastern Student Conclave March 16-19, 2017. Click here for more information.

TWS Western Student Conclave

The 2017 TWS Western Student Conclave will take place March 29-April 1, 2017 at Yosemite Field Station. It will be hosted by the University of Nevada-Reno Student Chapter of TWS, the Western Section of TWS, and the San Joaquin Valley Chapter of TWS. More information will be added as it becomes available.

TWS Canadian Student Conclave

A 2017 host has not yet been determined. More information will be added as it becomes available.


Student Chapters within the Central Mountains and Plains Section (CMPS), the Southwest Section, or the Northwest Section also have the option to host a TWS Conclave within that region. If interested in hosting a TWS CMPS Conclave, TWS Southwest Conclave, or a TWS Northwest Conclave contact Mariah Simmons at