Sunday, October 28, 2007

WWC Panama project awarded international student internship

The interdisciplinary and international collaborative research project between Warren Wilson College and CREA (Conservation through Research, Education and Action) has been awarded an international fellowship by the My Community, Our Earth Project: Geographic Learning for Sustainable Development (MyCOE). MyCOE is a partnership to encourage youth to use geographic tools and concepts to address local issues of sustainability.

The MyCOE Biodiversity Youth Cadre will focus on biodiversity issue of importance to Central America. The student chosen for the WWC Panama project comes from a university in Panama and will be focusing on vegetation inventories on the Cocobolo Nature Reserve in Panama and will hopefully have the opportunity to interact with a WWC student proficient in GIS. Stay tuned for more info!