Year One


Develop your vision for conservation. Classroom-in-the-Field gives students the natural and social science skills to become a conservation change-maker.

Engage with people, exploring their conservation issues and landscapes across the urban – wildlands gradient of Washington State – the places where conservation is actively unfolding. Interacting as a single group, together with instructors, conservation professionals, and community members at the heart of conservation controversies, DDCSP Scholars will learn to use the natural and social science techniques that underpin inclusive conservation.

Conservation Scholars have all travel, food and lodging paid starting June 18th, and will receive a weekly stipend of $500. The program will conclude on August 12th.

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Year Two

Conservation Practice Teams

Take a project from start to finish. Conservation Practice Teams deepen skills and knowledge, build professional networks, and help realize career paths.

Returning scholars dive into conservation practice, forming teams of 2-4 peers coupled with one faculty member and one conservation professional. Teams engage in problem-based learning, using the tools of conservation practice to bound the problem, consider solutions, engage the community and produce products that make a difference.

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Myrtle Falls, Mount Rainier
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