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)

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

Statistics for Ecology and Conservation Biology – MCCS 0501 (February 12-23, 2018)

Communication and Facilitation Skills for Conservation Managers (April 16-20, 2018)

Practical Zoo Nutrition Management – MCCS 0523 (May 7-11, 2018)

Camera Trapping Study Design and Data Analysis… – MCCS 0524 (June 4-15, 2018)

Non-Invasive Techniques in Wildlife Endocrinology – MCCS 0525 (July 23-August 3, 2018)


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

The Ecology and Conservation of Migratory Birds – MCCS 0528 (September 17-28, 2018)

Stakeholder-Driven Scenario Models for Strategic Conservation Planning 

Estimating Animal Abundance and Occupancy – MCCS 0511

Conservation Breeding Centers for Wildlife Sustainability – MCCS 0520

Essentials of Open Source GIS – MCCS 0516

Field Recording and Analysis of Biological Sounds for Research and Conservation – MCCS 0526