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Field Notes and Pickle Party Workshop | March 10, 2018

Museum collections are warehouses of biological information – providing insights into speciation, morphology, diet, reproduction, genetics, etc. Recording field notes and collecting and preparing voucher specimens are vital skills – and when submitted to museums, the important biological material can be preserved indefinitely for reference and research.

Through this workshop, we will provide instruction on:
  • how to record informative field notes,
  • how to keep a museum specimen log,
  • what constitutes a good specimen,
  • how inject and position museum specimens,
  • how create and attach labels to museum specimens,
  • tools that are needed to prepare specimens, and
  • how to assemble your own field kit.

When: March 10, 2018.  10am-5pm

Instructors: Andrew T. Holycross, Thomas R. Jones, Randall D. Babb
What you need to bring: Please bring frozen roadkill, specimens that are in GOOD SHAPE and HAVE DATA.
Class limited to: 24 participants.

Register by 10 am on Friday, March 9th. To register, please email Cristina Jones at

participants will be selected on a first come first serve basis.

2017 AZTWS Chapter Awards

This year marked the 51st Joint Annual Meeting of the Arizona and New Mexico Wildlife and Fisheries Societies, hosted in Flagstaff, AZ. We encourage our members to nominate deserving people or organizations for these annual awards, and as has been the case in the past, our chapter was privileged this year to receive numerous nominations for well-deserving individuals working in the wildlife management field. Below are summaries of each award, awardee, and the outstanding achievements for which they were nominated.

We congratulate each of our deserving 2017 awardees:
David Patton, J.D. Greenberg, Haley Nelson, Bill Mannan, Erin Zylstra, Colin Beach, and Chad Loberger.


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Sponsor a Student for the National Conference!


The Wildlife Society is seeking student sponsorships for the next national conference in Ohio this October. The Arizona Chapter has decided to sponsor a student again this year, and we would like to issue a challenge to all of our members:


We will match every donation we receive before May 31, 2018 – up to $1,000 – dollar for dollar, to send a student to the National Conference in October.


You give a buck, we’ll give a buck.


Click the button below to donate and double your impact for a student of wildlife:


Students looking to apply for travel grants can find them here.