In the Restoration Ecology Internship Program, students and volunteers learn restoration site design, implementation and maintenance techniques, native plant horticulture, plant and animal identification skills, seed collection and ecological monitoring protocols. Prior completion of the Ecological Restoration Field Skills Course (ENV S 95) is required in order to qualify for a stipend internship. Students may opt for a for-credit or volunteer internship without the requirement of completing ENV S 95. Please contact the Intern and Volunteer Coordinator, Andy Lanes to find get more details or see the Field Skills Course.
Part of CCBER's mission is to improve and develop ecological knowledge and restoration strategies for the region. As such, we often encounter research questions which may be ideal learning experiences for students or community members. Commitments of up to a year long are often required to see the process through from idea to funding and implementation. Students are currently working on assessing lagoon water quality, evaluating restoration site soil texture, assessing bird habitat links to benthic invertebrates, monitoring wetland hydrology, and analyzing data sets for patterns. Funding sources have included URCA and Shoreline Preservation Fund. Contact Lisa Stratton for more information.
Museum and Curation Internships
CCBER also offers specialized museum internships for graduates and undergraduates in various departments, including specimen curation and research. Contact Katja Seltmann for more information.