Spring 2018: Introduction to Mitigation and Adaptation Studies

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Class 4 (01/22/2018): Introduction to National Wildlife Refuges: The Example of Great Dismal Swamp

Guest lecturer: Chris Lowie, Refuge Manager, Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Summary

The Minor in Conservation Leadership concludes with an Internship preferably at a National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) operated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The Service Learning Course on Sustainability Leadership includes research projects related to challenges faced by NWRs. The guest lecture will introduce the students to the work environment at the NRWs and discuss the challenges the NWRs are facing, particularly those that relate to climate change and its impacts.

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