Appalachian Ecology Course

Appalachian Ecology Course participants engaging in watershed education

Full and Partial Scholarship Now Available

Hawk Mountain is offering a 10-day, immersive course experiencing and learning about the ecology of the Appalachians. Designed for teens ages 15 to 17 who are interested in a future as a conservation professional, this course is based on the principles of service learning and will expose students to a variety of conservation field skills.

The course will cover a wide variety of disciplines including raptor and songbird field research, forest ecology, habitat management, GIS/GPS, herpetology, entomology, native plant propagation, and more, along with a focus on building valuable life skills. This is a residential course, where all participants will camp on site for the full duration.

Click here to check out the blog post and series of vlogs from last year's inaugural course!

Hawk Mountain seeks to have the course filled by end of May. Applicant review will initiate immediately. 

Download the document below for details on course topics, expectations, and details on how to apply. Contact Director of Stewardship Todd Bauman with any questions or to inquire about scholarship opportunities at [email protected]

Details for the 2023 course coming soon. View the 2022 details below for reference.

Appalachian Ecology Course 2022 Details