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A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program

A classroom without walls: 6 FLC students kick off new public-lands internship program

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

For many of us, a college internship helped forge the direction we would follow in our professional careers. Six Fort Lewis College students received such inspiration this summer through the inaugural Four Corners Federal Lands Internship Program.

Their outdoor classrooms ranged from archaeological sites to alpine meadows and high mountains. Although similar internships have been available since 2008, a recent agreement between federal land agencies and local nonprofits now offers new opportunities.

“We selected the interns and coordinated their orientation, wilderness first-aid training and mid-term and final presentations,” said Emily Olson, education coordinator for Mountain Studies Institute. Read more on the Durango Herald.

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Grant awards from April to October 2018

Grant awards from April to October 2018

Over seven months, 28 faculty and staff members received grants for their programs and departments, ranging in size from $1,000 to $3.7 million.

Director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to present on October 22

Director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office to present on October 22

Luis Benitez, director of Colorado’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, will present “Helping Colorado’s Outdoor Industry Thrive” on October 22 at Fort Lewis College in Room 130 of the Chemistry Hall at 4 p.m.

“Learning to live with megafires” presentation on October 12

“Learning to live with megafires” presentation on October 12

Kodas writes about megafires in his award-winning book Megafire: The Race to Extinguish a Deadly Epidemic of Flame, where he describes the rising phenomenon of these increasingly widespread, severe and destructive forest fires from the perspective of the people and communities who have experienced them.

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