In an effort to better educate Iowans on how to manage white-tailed deer and the spread of the challenging Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that impacts their populations, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is partnering with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to offer two sessions of their educational program Chronic Wasting Disease Ambassadors.
Chronic Wasting Disease “ambassadors” will be trained in the science-based management of CWD, both prevention and testing, and how to educate others within their community by wildlife biologists from Iowa State and the DNR. Participants can include hunters and non-hunters, community members and anyone interested in wildlife conservation.
The course includes three in-person meetings on June 9th, 16th, and 23rd from 6-8 pm and two online-lessons completed between in-person meetings. Online lessons allow participants to review materials on the science of the disease and effective communication strategies, before participating in hands-on activities in the classroom sessions. Graduates are given resources to help spread the science of CWD management in their own communities.
To register, use this link.