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Is anyone currently studying wildlife biology/zoology?

Asked by vanausdr (146points) March 14th, 2010

How is it so far? How much experience do you get at your particular college or within your job?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I took some classes in wildlife biology and ecology when I was a bio major in college and I have a friend getting her PhD in ecology. My life’s career isn’t going in that direction but I wish you the best of luck. These days, because I am a vegan and an environmentalists, all the key concepts you’ll be learning about are very relevant to me and I try to educate myself as much as possible. Maybe you’ll have something to teach us. Welcome to fluther.

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I was primarily studying ecology, but I took several wildlife biology courses as well. They were great classes to take, and very informative. I’d highly recommend them to anyone interested in natural sciences.

The level of experience you can get at college really depends on how hard you’re willing to work, and how much time you want to spend. For instance, I joined an ecology club at school, which allowed me to travel around quite a bit, and both plan and work on some ecological projects. It also lead me to many ecological conferences where I made some contacts in the private, academic, and government sectors (which eventually helped me land a job after I graduated). I took a lot of outside time and commitment, but the experiences I gained from it really paid off in the end.

You can do the same sort of thing for wildlife biology at your school. Find some clubs or wildlife bio laboratories at your college, and join up. If you have no luck there, you could even join up with the national Wildlife Conservation Society, and see if they have some local events in your area. The skies the limit, the amount of experience you can gain is really up to how much you are willing to do. Best of luck!

For other wildlife bio questions/advice, you may want to talk to @syz.

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Trance24's avatar

I am currently in Environmental Studies but working towards a degree in wildlife biology/ conservation. So far I have not begun many of my major classes, but it is a good major to get into there will be lots of jobs in the area. In this green movement the world is in now they will be looking for people like us. So far from what I have been doing the major seems to be heading where I want it to.

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