RI TNC champions conservation science opportunities for under represented students

Photo from C. Herring’s article, the 2013 LEAF interns

For the last 5 years, the Rhode Island chapter of The Nature Conservancy has hosted high school students from under represented groups through the LEAF program. To learn more about the outstanding work of the collaborating interns and RI scientists, check out this video.

To learn more about LEAF in Rhode Island, check out this article by Charlotte Herring of RI TNC.

As a trustee of The Nature Conservancy’s Rhode Island chapter, I’m proud of the organization’s work to transform conservation science and practice through the LEAF program and related activities. If you would like to learn more about these opportunities or programs at Brown University related to the environment for college-aged students from under represented groups, please contact me at Heather_Leslie@brown.edu.

And, if you are a college freshman or sophomore interested in conservation, I encourage you to check out this fantastic new program: Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program @ UW.