Just one year ago, we were collecting applications for the pilot year of Eco Practicum. Now, as we reach out to students once again, I am amazed at how far we have come in such a short time. What began as a small supplemental environmental education program has turned into one of the region’s most exciting summer opportunities for college students and recent graduates. Eco Practicum is funded by some universities, accredited by others, and has helped activate a new generation of environmental leaders by connecting them with the leaders of today.
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Eco Practicum is a summer program for college students & recent graduates. Part think-tank, part action-workshop, participants live on an environmental education facility in the heart of the Catskills and get the opportunity to farm, learn from peers, and meet with the foremost experts in the field.
Participants can apply for 1 up to all 4 of the Eco Practicum units, which are:
- Growing Enough Food: The Role of Organic, Local Produce in the Global Food System
- Pets, Pests, Livestock: The Value, Role & Treatment of Animals
- Digging and Drilling: Using Fossil Fuels & the Hope/Hype of Renewable Energy
- This Land is Your Land: Natural Resource Management in an Age of (Over)Consumption
Participants meet with representatives from over 30 organizations, including the NRDC, Greenmarket, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and National Park Service.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the deadline to apply is April 1. For more info & to apply online, visit www.EcoPracticum.com