Continuing Education – TN2 – Waterfowl Biology and Wetlands Ecology


Saturday, October 28, 2023   9:00AM - 3:00PM  CDT 

Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge

550 Refuge Lane

New Johnsonville, TN 37134

Follow the paved road to the refuge office, the class meets in the back room. (From the gate, follow the paved road to the refuge office. If you get on gravel, you have made a wrong turn.)

Location (google maps): 35.97552306184885, -87.95436683542285


Dr. Eric Pelren ,UT Martin

Clayton Ferrell, USFWS Waterfowl Biologist

Joan Howe, USFWS Refuge Ranger

6 Continuing Education Units

Price – $80.00                    

We invite you to come to the heart of the Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge for a study of wetland ecology and waterfowl biology! The class consists of 2 hours classroom instruction, followed by an exploration of the 5,000-acre wetland area of the refuge called the Duck River Bottoms. The field portion of the class will travel via hayride to discuss wetland habitat, waterfowl identification, and conservation management for the system and species.

Specific topics will include:

  • Wetland ecology, conservation, and management
  • Waterfowl identification, conservation, and management
  • Moist soil assessment
  • Radio transmitter triangulation

Bring water, lunch, knee boots, and clothing suitable for weather, hayride, and wet soil.

Rain or shine.  Contact Joan Howe 731-333-1036

REGISTRATION is available to current TNP Students and Alumni and open to the general public afterwards. 

Visit the TNP website page to register:  (then scroll down).