The Highlands Field Site for the UNC Institute for the Environment of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers a fall-semester in residence for seniors pursuing a B.S. in Environmental Science or a B.A. in Environmental Studies or, space permitting, other appropriate majors. This opportunity in experiential learning involves groups of students who do holistic investigations of environmental problems related to biodiversity and land preservation. The Highlands Biological Station has been the mountain field site of the Carolina Environmental Program since 2001, and offers a unique experience for students interested in biodiversity and conservation issues. The Highlands region is an ideal “natural laboratory” in which to learn about the historical and ecological processes that shape the biogeography of the rich southern Appalachian biota, and to explore the interplay of land use pressures and conservation concerns facing the region.
The application deadline for the Fall 2013 program is FEBRUARY 21, 2013