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Conservation Science Intensive - Summer Program for High-School Aged Young Women

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
High School Students

During the 5-day, 4-night collaborative expeditionary experience you will meet inspiring leaders with diverse pathways into the conservation field, develop valuable leadership skills, become more confident in your voice, and build a supportive community of peers. CSI professional mentors are experts in their fields who are eager to share their career pathways and knowledge with a new generation of conservation leaders.

This program is for you if:

You are interested in exploring different areas of conservation, You are interested in developing your voice as a leader, You believe in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, You value engaging with diverse perspectives, You are interested in making a positive impact in your community, You are interested in building skills and comfort in outdoor adventures and field work.

We do not look for the most experienced candidates, but rather the candidates who could get the most out of this experience. Don't let concerns about prior experience keep you from applying.

You do not have to be an athlete or in peak physical condition to participate in CSI. During the program, you can expect basic physical requirements to include waking up early, spending extended amounts of time outside in the sun and/or rain, walking 4-5 miles throughout the day and at times on slippery terrain (tidepools, creeks, mudflats), sitting on the ground, carrying a backpack with your journal, water, and lunch, and riding in a van on curvy roads. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. Cost should not be a deterrent to participation.

Full and partial fee waivers and travel stipends are available for students from households that fall below regional low-income ranges. Applicants who are interested in applying for a fee waiver should indicate this in their application. The information will remain confidential to the program director, potential participants, and their parents or guardians. Applicants who have requested and who qualify will receive partial or full fee waivers and/or travel stipends if they are accepted into the program. There is no additional application.

Application Deadline: 2/23/2024

Program Dates: 6/24/2024 - 6/28/2024

Participating Institution(s):
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Audubon Canyon Ranch (Lead)

Program Materials:
 • Program Website 

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Ecology & Evolution
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography
Natural Resources
Plant Sciences
STEM Fields

Community Ecology
Environmental Biology
Natural Habitats
Natural History
Plant Ecology
Terrestrial Ecology
Wildlife Biology

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Page last updated 12/11/2023
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