Duke and the Gardens
Duke Interns 2007
In partnership with Duke University in North Carolina, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden hosts a weeklong Duke Intern Program the first week in December following finals. This outstanding program has become a vital and important facet of the Garden’s education program. Each year, Dr. Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Chair of Conservation Ecology at the Nicholas School of Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University, brings 15-20 of his graduate students to the Garden to participate in this weeklong internship involving field study and research. The program results in invaluable documentation, identification, inventory records, presentations and promotional materials for the Garden.
The program enriches the community by offering interested Key West High School students the opportunity to work alongside Dr. Pimm and his graduate students. Through its partnership with Monroe County School District, the Botanical Garden invites Key West High School students to actively participate in this program by working alongside the interns for an enriching hands-on experience. Participating high school students will have the opportunity to experience the latest research methods and techniques, and apply what they learn to their own education and career goals. Participating high school students receive a school-related absence for their participation as well as community service hours.Visit the Nicholas School of the Environment's Website
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