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Undergraduate students of all majors at all colleges and universities may apply to: Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U)

Summer 2012 Field Sites (5 weeks, 6 credits):

– Jordan: Amman, Aqaba, Dana, and Wadi Mujib

– Brazil: The Atlantic Forest

– Puerto Rico: El Yunque National Forest

– Dominican Republic: Punta Cana

Students learn ecology and environmental sustainability in unique natural settings through applied field techniques.  SEE-U features:

– Earn 6 Undergraduate Credits in just 5 weeks.

– Fulfill 2 Core Curriculum Science Requirements.

– Receive a transcript from Columbia University.

– No prerequisites required to enroll.

– Fellowship funding is available through CERC.

SEE-U is offered by the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute.

Visit http://www.cerc.columbia.edu/?id=see-u-locations  for more information or contact CERC directly at cerc@columbia.edu or 212-854-0149 .

Apply online:

– Rolling admissions – apply early for fellowship consideration.

– First application review date is November 1, 2011.

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MOAKS volunteer camp in Russian Far East

WWF Far East is looking for participants to two volunteer camps near Vladivostok in May and June. The main goal of the camps is the restoration of native conifer-broadleaf forests within the range of the Far Eastern leopard.

Camp dates:

7-28 May and 1-22 June. Length of stay can be varied somewhat in agreement with the camp organizers.

The work will mainly consist of planting Korean pine seedlings.

Living conditions will be either in a typical village home with an outhouse and a banya for bathing, or in a tourist base on the coast of the Sea of Japan near the village of Ryazanovka. Nearby are located two nature reserves – Kedrovaya Pad’ and the Far Eastern Maritime Reserve, information about which can be found at [ http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1238 ]http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1238 and [ http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1218 ]http://oopt.info/index.php?oopt=1218).

Volunteers participating in the project will pay for their own transport to Vladivostok, and also visa fees. Registration fees, food and lodging will be paid for from the budget of the MOAKS project. At the end of the work period it will be possible to organize excursions around Primorsky Province and the islands.

The Far Eastern office WWF will organize registration for volunteers. For this they need to apply for a tourist visa, because WWF cannot process business visas. If volunteers experience difficulty with this, the specialists of WWF are ready to help.

How to register:

Send an email to [ mailto:tigra@moaks.ru ]tigra@moaks.ru with the following information: name, dates of the camp – May or June, period of stay and some words about yourself. Deadlines for registrations are:  April 25th for the first camp and May 20th for the second camp.

You can get updated information about the camp by joining its Facebook group: [ http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191789600855871&ap=1 ]http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_191789600855871&ap=1

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