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Ecology Field Courses at Notre Dame (UNDERC)

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The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC)
offers two Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for the
summer of 2016.

Hands on field work … Paid tuition and housing… Travel between Notre
Dame campus and the site… 3 credits/summer…and get paid $3,500/summer
for UNDERC-East, $4,000/summer for UNDERC-West!!

Applications due November 11th!

UNDERC-East: (May 22 – July 28) Spend the summer studying northwoods
ecology
and conducting your own research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula
where UNDERC encompasses more than 8000 acres with abundant wildlife,
and includes lakes, streams, wetlands, and forests that have been
protected for nearly a century. Course modules include vertebrate
ecology, invertebrate ecology, aquatic ecology and forest ecology

UNDERC-West: (June 3 – August 11): Explore more than a million acres on
the Flathead Reservation with abundant wildlife, grasslands, montane
forests, streams and lakes. Course modules like those at UNDERC-East
include grassland/wildlife ecology, montane forest ecology, and an
environmental history/Native American ecology module. Each student
conducts an independent research project in collaboration with a faculty
advisor that is more advanced given the skills learned at UNDERC-East.
(Pre-requisite - UNDERC-East).

These programs promote understanding of field environmental biology and
how field research is conducted through 9 – 10 weeks in the field.
Applications are accepted from students who will be completing at least
their sophomore year at a 4-year college or university. Acceptance is
based on past academic performance and a statement of purpose.
Preference is given to students pursuing a career in environmental
sciences.
Four openings are reserved for students of Native American heritage and
four openings are reserved for students from Puerto Rico.

Additional information and applications are available online
(underc.nd.edu) or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant
Director (mcramer@nd.edu) or Dr. David Flagel, UNDERC-West Assistant
Director (dflagel@nd.edu). Application deadline is Friday, November 11,
2016 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Monday, December
12, 2016.

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