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.

Green Mountain College TWS Student Chapter will be hosting the TWS Northeast Student Conclave in 2018.

TWS North Central Student Conclave

Purdue University’s Student Chapter of TWS hosted 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.

TWS Southeastern Student Conclave

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

TWS Western Student Conclave

The 2018 TWS Western Student Conclave will be held March 28-31, 2018. 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.

TWS Central Mountains and Plains Student Conclave*

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

TWS Southwest Student Conclave*

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

TWS Northwest Student Conclave*

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

 

*As of 2016, 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 msimmons@wildlife.org. Please note, TWS Student Chapters are always welcome to attend whichever student conclave they’d like, even if it’s not located in their section.