- Explore conservation of biodiversity across urban, managed and protected environments;
- Connect biodiversity conservation to cultural heritage and environmental justice;
- Understand conservation in the context of food systems, water systems, climate systems and ecosystems; and
- Network with conservation professionals from agencies, NGOs and academic institutions.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at University of Washington (DDCSP@UW) offers 20 freshmen and sophomores the chance to participate in an eight-week immersion course beginning June 2016. The program creates a unique opportunity for students to travel wildlands and rural landscapes in Washington and address urban conservation issues. Selection criteria include a demonstrated commitment to the environment and to diversity along with curiosity, creativity and enthusiasm. In exchange, students will: