The 2015 Doris Duke Conservation Scholars at the University of Washington concluded their eight-week immersive learning experience in August with a storytelling event—part of a day-long research poster session and celebration of the conservation program, the learning it fosters, and the important work its students carry out across the state.

At the event, 24 undergraduate scholars from across the country reflected on nature, conservation, social justice, their local environments, and backgrounds, bringing together a range of experiences with a singular focus: the need for inclusive conversations around the future of our shared planet. The students’ moving stories are now available to watch on the DDCSP at UW’s Vimeo page, including Amy Huynh’s:

Additional student videos from the storytelling event are now available on DDCSP’s Vimeo page.

The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the UW is a two-summer, undergraduate experiential learning program focused on biodiversity, food, climate, and water across urban and wild spaces. It immerses students in inclusive conservation through the exploration of natural and social sciences in the field and team projects that deepen skills and knowledge.

If you’re a freshman or sophomore interested in participating as part of the 2016 cohort, more information on the application process—which opens in November—is here. If you’re interested in giving to DDSCP at UW, connect with Zanne Gerrard, College of the Environment Advancement, at sgerrard@uw.edu or (206) 685-0877.

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Written by: Kelly Knickerbocker, kknick@uw.edu
All photos provided by DDCSP@UW