Frostburg State University’s Wildlife Society earned several honors at the 2005 Southeastern Wildlife Conclave hosted by the University of Florida in March. The Southeastern Wildlife Conclave is an annual competition between regional student chapters of The Wildlife Society.
The FSU Wildlife Society placed eighth out of 24 schools in the quiz bowl competition, an extremely challenging event that quizzes four member teams on variety of subjects that include general biology, wildlife techniques, genetics, ecology, mammalogy, ornithology, herpetology and ichthyology. FSU also placed second in the field team competition, consisting of 15 timed stations that tested student knowledge in fish identification, mammal skull identification, reptile and amphibian identification, insect identification, plant identification, bird song and bird species identification, knot tying, frog call identification, geology and field equipment maintenance and use. Wildlife and Fisheries major David Kazyak placed third in the color photography contest. The awards and pictures from each event will be on display in FSU’s Compton Science Center.
The following FSU students participated in this year's conclave: Adam Brandt, Jayson Thompson, Morgan Bogard, Jenny Saville, Kerry Wixted, David Kazyak, Peter Skidmore, Staton Klein, Michael Lutmerding, Michael Porta, Shawn Morrell, Andrew Cole, Hutch Walbridge, Lewis Bernier and Tim Musella. FSU professors Dr. Frank Ammer and Dr. Richard Raesly advise the FSU chapter of the Wildlife Society.