Field Courses!

 Winter 2020

BIOE 82: Introduction to Field Research and Conservation

Learn about local animals, plants, and ecology, participate in field sampling (plants and animals) methods and field research in general, work with peers to conduct field observational studies, camp out, and get to know your colleagues. We will meet approximately once a week either in the evening for a lecture or on the weekend for a local field trip. We will also have two overnight camping trips to local Natural Reserves. No experience (science or camping) is necessary, and we encourage you to apply regardless of your major or your experience spending time in nature. The course is open to any UCSC student - you do not need to be a science major.

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Summer 2020

UC Natural Reserve System Field Studies Program: California Ecology and Conservation 
Applications can be found here and are due on February 5th, 2020.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program ( at the University of California Santa Cruz: applications are now available!

Each March we select 20 early-undergraduate Scholars from around the country to participate in a two-year conservation mentorship program centered on the summers between academic years. Each summer Scholars receive a $4400 stipend and funding to cover travel, room, and board. Our goal is to serve students from grounds traditionally underrepresented in conservation, across disciplines, who can contribute to diversifying, redefining, and strengthening efforts to protect land, wildlife, and water.

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