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Rachel Carson in lab


The Carson Scholars Program is dedicated to training the next generation of environmental researchers in the art of public communication. Throughout the scholarship year, Carson Scholars work closely with faculty mentors who provide hands-on training and other resources to develop skills and strategies to effectively convey the value of their research and enhance their skills in communicating science to a variety of audiences. The Scholars then put their training to work, completing a video, exhibit, public presentation, website, blog, or other communication project by the end of the year.

2019 Scholarship Application Deadline: Sept 21, 2018

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Rafe Sagarin

Rafe Sagarin Travel Grant

In memory of Carson Scholar mentor Rafe Sagarin the Institute of the Environment has established the Rafe Sagarin Travel Grant for Carson Scholars. This award will support travel for fieldwork and other experiences by Carson Scholars past and present.

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