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Eco Practicum-Summer Program

by Ann Greaney-Williams on February 25, 2013
Eco Practicum is a summer program for college students & recent graduates. Part think-tank, part action-workshop, participants live on an environmental education facility in the heart of the Catskills and get the opportunity to farm, learn from peers, and meet with the foremost experts in the field.
Participants can apply for 1 up to all 4 of the Eco Practicum units, which are:
    • Growing Enough Food: The Role of Organic, Local Produce in the Global Food System
    • Pets, Pests, Livestock: The Value, Role & Treatment of Animals
    • Digging and Drilling: Using Fossil Fuels & the Hope/Hype of Renewable Energy
    • This Land is Your Land: Natural Resource Management in an Age of (Over)Consumption
Participants meet with representatives from over 30 organizations, including the NRDC, Greenmarket, Catskill Mountainkeeper, and National Park Service.
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the deadline to apply is April 1. For more info & to apply online, visit

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