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Field Ecology and Environmental Science: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center

 

Field Ecology and Environmental Science: The University of Notre Dame Environmental Research Center (UNDERC) offers two Field Ecology and Environmental Science Programs for the summer of 2015. Hands on field work … Paid tuition and housing… 3 credits/summer…and get paid $3,500/summer!! Applications due November 12th! UNDERC-East: (May 18 – July 24) Spend the summer studying northwoods ecology and conducting your own research in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula where UNDERC encompasses more than 7500 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 6 – August 14): 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 wildlife ecology, grassland ecology, and montane ecology, as well as 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 at http://underc.nd.edu or from Dr. Michael Cramer, UNDERC-East Assistant Director (mcramer@nd.edu) or Dr. Angela Laws, UNDERC-West Assistant Director (alaws@nd.edu). Application deadline is Wednesday, November 12, 2014 and notification of acceptance will be provided by Friday, December 5, 2014. Posted: 10/25/14.

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