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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

Conservation Science Intensive is a residential immersion program that gives teens an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in science, explore different pathways into the field of conservation, and build relationships with mentors across multiple professions. Now in its eighth year, the program draws students from across the country.

The program is designed to encourage young women to develop a stronger connection to themselves, each other, and the natural world while learning about and practicing conservation science, stewardship, and nature journaling. The 5-day, 4-night collaborative expeditionary experience also challenges participants—individually and collectively—physically, creatively, and intellectually, as they work with and learn from Audubon Canyon Ranch’s highly-skilled conservation biologists, ecologists, educators, and guest instructors in a variety of conservation fields.

Our next residential program will run 5 days/4 nights and will include extensive time on the land, natural history skill building (tracking, botany, birding, working with maps/GPS, etc.), stewardship and conservation projects, directed journaling, solo time, team building, and group discussion, all within a framework of strong leadership—a culture of safety, encouragement, loving kindness, and mutual respect on all levels and at all times. This program is best suited for individuals with a budding interest in conservation science and a desire to think deeply, explore with curiosity, actively participate in science exploration, and build a community around shared interests.

The program will be based from our Martin Griffin Preserve in Stinson Beach and will include several daytime excursions to nearby nature preserves, tide pools, ranches, and other conservation points-of-interest.
accepts non-us citizens

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 4/24/2023
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