The Forest Project is open to current sophomores, juniors, and seniors. The seven-week program meets Mondays through Fridays from late June through August 22nd, 2017. Interns work in small, supervised crews to help restore woodland areas at Wave Hill. The application deadline for this program is March 19th, 2017. For more information and the online application please go to http://www.wavehill.org/education/forest-project/.
Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship
The Woodland Ecology Research Mentorship (WERM) is open to current freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. This 14-month program provides a unique opportunity to work with local ecologists and participate in ecological research projects. WERM students learn content and develop basic research skills during their first summer through hands-on projects and coursework. The summer session ends mid-August and reconvenes in mid-September. After building on their skills at weekend workshops during the academic year, students embark on a final research project under the guidance of a science mentor for their second summer. The application deadline for this program is April 2nd, 2017. For more information and the online application please go to http://www.wavehill.org/education/woodland-ecology-research-mentorship/
Wave Hill offers two courses: Restoration of NYC’s Natural Areas and Mapping NYC’s Urban Environment: An Intro to GIS. We have a new partnership with the College of Mount Saint Vincent, to award students college credit for successful completion of the course(s). WERM students take both courses their first summer, while Forest Project interns take one.
We are looking for students who excel in this unique setting. While we do ask for an applicant’s transcript, we encourage all students, regardless of academic achievement, to apply if they demonstrate interest and enthusiasm. Applicants must be organized, dependable, self-motivated and willing to make the necessary time commitment.
We would be delighted to make a presentation at your school/program site during the coming weeks. This offers a valuable opportunity for students to learn more about the programs and ask questions. Presentations last approximately 10 to 20 minutes. We find it most effective to present to groups of no more than 30 students, and we would be happy to make several presentations in one day. We are also flexible about using different timing formats and would happily accommodate interested sites. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for a presentation.