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Through shared outdoor experiences, team projects and internships, and intensive mentoring, DDCSP scholars will build connections that will last a lifetime.

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Field Research

Guided research projects with faculty and graduate student mentors will help students develop the necessary knowledge and skills for a career in conservation.

graduating students


A tiered-approach to mentoring will provide students with multiple mentors and an entire team of people invested in their success. 

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Professional Development

Internships with tribal, state, and/or federal agencies or with nongovernmental organizations will provide valuable career experience and contacts for the future.