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)

Practical Zoo Nutrition Management – MCCS 0523 (April 11-15, 2016)

Species Monitoring and Conservation: Terrestrial Mammals – MCCS 0503 (May 9-20, 2016)

Essentials of Open Source GIS – MCCS 0516 (May 23-27, 2016)

Camera Trapping Study Design and Data Analysis… – (June 20-29, 2016)

Conservation for Development Professionals: Strategies for Implementing… – MCCS 521 (August 8-12, 2016)

Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy – MCCS 0511 (August 15-26, 2016)

Spatial Ecology, Geospatial Analysis, and Remote Sensing for Conservation – MCCS 0500 (September 26-October 7, 2016)

Statistical Downscaling of Global Climate Models using SDSM 5.2 – MCCS 0522 (December 12-16, 2016)

Non-Invasive Techniques in Wildlife Endocrinology – (March 13-24, 2017)

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

The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds – MCCS 0513

Species Monitoring and Conservation: Reptiles – MCCS 0512

Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology – MCCS 0501

Effective Conservation Leadership – MCCS 0515

Ecological Restoration: Invasive Species Management

 Watershed Conservation: Riparian Restoration – MCCS 0519

Applied Climate Change: Gaining Practical Skills for Climate Change Adaptation – MCCS 0509

AniMove: Animal Movement Analysis for ConservationMCCS 0517

Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability – MCCS 0520