ACR’s Conservation Science Intensive brings together selected participants for a summer adventure and educational experience on the spectacular and permanently protected lands of Audubon Canyon Ranch in Sonoma and Marin counties. This extraordinary program seeks to inspire young women to develop a stronger connection to nature while learning about and practicing land conservation and stewardship. Over the course of 5 consecutive days, participants will develop an understanding of conservation practices and deepen their appreciation of the complexity and interconnectedness of natural systems. This expeditionary program will challenge participants physically, mentally, and emotionally as they work with and learn from ACR’s highly-skilled female conservation biologists, ecologists, and educators.
Summer 2017 Program Dates: June 19 - 23, 2017
The program is based out of the Bouverie Preserve in Glen Ellen and includes a day trip to ACR’s 3,000 acre Modini Mayacamas Preserves near Healdsburg, and an overnight trip that will include a visit to Cypress Grove Research Center on Tomales Bay near Marshall and the Martin Griffin Preserve on Bolinas Lagoon. While learning and working on ACR’s extraordinary Preserves, participants explore topics including natural history, conservation practices, leadership, outdoor skills, and women in science.
Twelve young women will be selected to participate in the program. We are seeking applicants from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, understanding that a diversity of life experiences in the group will significantly enhance the experience of all participants. Demonstrated academic success is less important than a clear sense of how the program will benefit the individual. Funding provided by private foundations and donors allows ACR to offer this program free-of-charge.
Participants must commit to attending the entire course with no absences.
Questions? Contact ACR Education Programs Manager Julia Clothier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-938-4554 x 301.
Everything we’ve learned in this program has been directly applicable to our lives. - 2016 Program Participant
I've never learned so much in one day. - 2016 Program Participant