Professional Training Courses

All courses are offered as intensive onsite sessions of up to one or two weeks. Participants are in residence at our new sustainably built Residential Building, with course activities conducted in our new Academic Center, and the surrounding campus of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, VA. Check back here for posting of upcoming courses as they become open for enrollment.

Professional Courses Open For Enrollment (click on each course name for more information)


Field Recording and Analysis of Biological Sounds for Research and Conservation – MCCS 0526 (May 1-12, 2017)

Practical Zoo Nutrition Management – MCCS 0523 (June 5-9, 2017)

Essentials of Open Source GIS – MCCS 0516 (June 5-9, 2017)

Camera Trapping Study Design and Data Analysis… – MCCS 0524 (June 19-30, 2017)

Stakeholder-Driven Scenario Models for Strategic Conservation Planning (September 11-16, 2017)

The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds – MCCS 0513 (September 18-29, 2017)

Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis, and Remote Sensing for Conservation – MCCS 0500 (October 16-28, 2017)

Other Professional Courses (click on each course name for more information)

Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy – MCCS 0511

Non-Invasive Techniques in Wildlife Endocrinology – MCCS 0525

Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability – MCCS 0520

Conservation for Development Professionals: Strategies for Implementing… – MCCS 521

Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology – MCCS 0501