Courses at Middlebury
BIOL0140 – Ecology and Evolution
BIOL0203 – Biology of Plants
BIOL0230 – Global Change Biology
BIOL0444 – Desert Ecology
BIOL0500/0700/0701 – Independent Research / Senior Thesis in Biology
FYSE1043 – Deserts: Myths, Mystery, Magic
NATURE (Native American Tribes Upholding Restoration & Education) is a program developed by the Nature Conservancy’s Canyonlands Research Center and Utah State University. This 7-week, immersive internship provides Indigenous college students from the Four Corners Region with essential training to work in natural resource sciences, land management, and conservation. By connecting interns with Indigenous and non-Indigenous scientists and mentors, we work to support the next generation of environmental leaders and amplify diverse voices in finding solutions to climate and conservation challenges on the Colorado Plateau. Kirsten participates annually in this program as part of a week-long plant ecology and field skills module. Click here to see a video from the 2023 NATURE cohort.