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Field Environmental Biology Program for Native American Students

Tuition, housing and travel paid for…6 credits/summer…and get paid $2,500/summer!
First summer 9-10 weeks:  UNDERC-East, a Northwoods site in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Second summer 9-10 weeks: on the Flathead Reservation in western Montana (UNDERC-West)

The purpose of this program is to promote an understanding of field-oriented environmental biology and how field research is conducted. The program helps to prepare Native American students for advanced studies in environmental biology, so they can better manage biological resources on their lands. Also, the program promotes understanding of Native American attitudes towards the environment in non-Native American students interested in the environment, so they can incorporate these cultural insights into better management. These goals are achieved through interactions with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai tribal cultural preservation and natural resource departments, the Lac du Flambeau natural resource department, the Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission and through dialogue and collaboration between students enrolled in the program.

See the program flyer for additional eligibility and program information.