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 climate, water, food 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.
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: Food, Climate, Ecosystems and Water.
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.