University of Washington .


About The Program

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential learning experience that explores conservation across climatewaterfood and ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest. DDCSP@UW supports emerging conservation leaders to develop unique perspectives and skill sets by drawing connections between conservation, individual and community identities, biodiversity and environmental justice.

Year One


Classroom-in-the-Field provides students with natural and social science skills needed to develop and realize their vision for conservation.

Engage with conservation practice across a range of ecological and cultural landscapes of the Pacific Northwest. Functioning as a cohort, alongside instructors, conservation professionals and community leaders, Classroom-in-the-Field explores biodiversity conservation through four fundamental systems: FoodClimateEcosystems and Water.

Year Two

Conservation Practice Teams

Conservation Practice Teams deepen skills and knowledge, build professional networks and help realize career paths.

Conservation Practice Teams (CPT), the Year 2 internship, supports scholars as they engage with conservation issues in partnership with a host site (a government agency, community organization or NGO) positioned within the conservation field, or who works at the intersections of biodiversity conservation, cultural identity and environmental justice.

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