Round River Conservation Studies: USA - Sky Island Borderlands

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We are thrilled to be partnering with Sky Island Alliance to present a program that brings us closer to home in the wide-open spaces of the American West. In this action-packed semester, our small student groups will camp, research, and study in t... read more

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We are thrilled to be partnering with Sky Island Alliance to present a program that brings us closer to home in the wide-open spaces of the American West. In this action-packed semester, our small student groups will camp, research, and study in the rugged transboundary Madrean Archipelago in southern Arizona. Students will help monitor wildlife movement across the U.S.-Mexico border using camera traps, survey perennial springs that provide life-giving water in the desert, and study the elevational distribution of key species like the saguaro cactus.

Conservation efforts in these areas are timely, active, and gaining traction. Round River’s field efforts can and will make a difference. Join us in February of 2021 to get your hands dirty, sleep out under the desert stars, and experience a real connection to land and people.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Spring
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Round River Conservation Studies Scholarships

Round River offers scholarships to students through our Edward Abbey Scholarship Fund. Edward Abbey was a friend to many and an inspiration to all associated with Round River. Ed’s family has graciously agreed that we may use his name in this manner. We are committed to involving dedicated and qualified students in our conservation projects and we will work with you to facilitate your application and financial needs. Financial assistance to qualified students from Round River is available from the Edward Abbey Scholarship Fund.

$500-$5,000

Deadlines:
Students should submit an application for the Edward Abbey Scholarship within 3 weeks of paying their deposit to be considered.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Scholarship applications will not be considered unless a student has applied for a Round River program and has all application materials in. Special arrangements may be made for extended scholarship application deadlines, only if a student has contacted Round River well in advance of the deadline.

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