Fourteen interns, about half of whom are international graduate and undergraduate students, will take part in the 2012 Acadian Internship Program in Regional Conservation and Stewardship course July 16-Aug. 22. Based in Acadia National Park, the annual program is co-sponsored by the University of Maine, with participation from nearly 10 UMaine faculty and staff members and guest lecturers from a variety of ecological, environmental or conservation-oriented departments or programs. The course, coordinated by UMaine professor of forest policy Rob Lilieholm, offers three credits through the UMaine Summer University and includes field research sites across the Acadian region of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. It deals with projects in land mapping, salmon preservation, marine research, large landscape conservation training and service for the next generation of public, private and non-profit conservation leaders. Partners include the Schoodic Education and Resource Center (SERC Institute), the Quebec-Labrador Foundation and Acadia National Park, in addition to UMaine.
Contact: Rob Lilieholm, (207) 581-2896