2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with N. Nadkarni

CANCELLED

Fall 2011, Winter 2012 and Spring 2012 quarters

Faculty
Nalini Nadkarni forest ecology
Fields of Study
ecology, education and environmental studies
Description

Rigorous quantitative and qualitative research is an important component of academic learning in Environmental Studies. This independent learning opportunity is designed to allow advanced students to delve into real-world research with faculty who are currently engaged in specific projects. The program will help students develop vital skills in research design, data acquisition and interpretation, written and oral communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills - all of which are of particular value for students who are pursuing a graduate degree, as well as for graduates who are already in the job market.

Nalini Nadkarni is a forest ecologist and studies the ecological interactions of canopy-dwelling plants and animals in tropical and temperate rainforests. She is the president of the International Canopy Network, headquartered at Evergreen. She welcomes students who want experience in nonprofit organizations to work with her on communicating scientific information about forest canopies to other researchers, educators and conservationists. She is also interested in communicating her work to non-scientists and working with artists on collaborative ways of understanding trees and forests.

Location
Olympia
Books
Greener Store
Offered During
Day

Program Revisions

Date Revision
February 18th, 2011 This opportunity is no longer offered.