116 Market Street, Lewisburg PA 17837 570-245-8518

Tour PA BASS

At the Pennsylvania Bass field school you spend a week learning all about bass and warm water conservation, focusing on the Susquehanna River watershed!

 

Thank you to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for supporting the PA Bass field school !


PA Bass takes place…

at the CAMP OAK HILL in Nottingham, PA in southern Lancaster County close to Octoraro Lake and the Susquehanna River.  Accommodations include a classroom space, rooms with bunks and shared bathrooms.

2017 PA Bass Field School dates are: June 27 – July 1


A team of fisheries and warm water conservation professionals…

teach at the PA Bass field school from various agencies and conservation organizations including Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission!

 

From one of our Alumnus about the impact the Academy had on them:

I am more aware of conservation and how to magnify my efforts towards it. I was also exposed to a fantastic network of organizations dedicated to this purpose. Learning at this age in my life, rather than later, impacted me greatly in how I think about the environment and its inhabitants, and I would fully recommend the program to other young outdoor enthusiasts!


WATCH THE SLIDE SHOW TO FIND OUT WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN!

 

  • FISH DISSECTIONS: Students learn about the anatomy of a bass and other fish PFBC biologists.
  • MACROINVERTEBRATE COLLECTIONS: Students collect and learn about macroinvertebrates in the on-site stream from Penn State Extension Entomologist Greg Hoover.
  • FIELD SITE TRIPS: Students learn about the Susquehanna River, it's history and how PFBC biologists study bass populations.
  • TEAM BUILDING: Students participate in team building activities that help them get to know each other better and communicate.
  • TOWN HALL MEETING: Students represent different stakeholder groups at a town hall meeting where the issue of storm water management in a "local town" is addressed.
  • FISH HABITAT: Students have to work with PFBC and DNCR staff to build fish habitat for local lakes.
  • GRADUATION: Excited by everything that they learned, PA Bass graduates stand proud and ready to become conservation leaders!

 

 

 


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