May 24, 2011
BABCOCK, Wis. - People can join wildlife biologists as they conduct research surveys for nesting female turtles on an evening outing, Saturday, June 11, by signing up for a turtle tagging clinic at the Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center.
Participants will help biologists collect biological information on snapping turtles, painted turtles and Blanding's turtles. Such information is used to assess population trends and the status of these species.
This evening clinic will run from 5 to 10 p.m. Participants should bring a sandwich and refreshment for supper while biologists brief participants on the evening's activities. Space is limited to 10 people, ages 12 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Register by mailing in a registration fee of $15 per person by June 3. Checks should be made out to DNR-Skills Center. Include the name of each participant, and the address and daytime phone number of one person in each party. Participants may stay in the center's dorm on the night after the course for a donation of $15 per person per night. Send your registration fee to: Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center, PO Box 156, Babcock, WI 54413.
The Sandhill Outdoor Skills Center is located 20 miles west of Wisconsin Rapids on County Highway X, 1 mile north of Highway 80 near Babcock, Wisconsin on the 9,000 acre Department of Natural Resources Sandhill Wildlife Area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandhill Skills Center at: (715) 884-6333 or (715) 884-2437