Dear Students, Educators, and Enviro Leaders:
For those who have not seen our earlier emails, the National Hispanic Environmental Council (NHEC) is still accepting applications from students to attend our 14th annual, national "NM Minority Youth Environmental Training Institute", to be held August 8—17, 2015, at national forests, parks, laboratories etc. in beautiful northern New Mexico. NHEC covers all costs to attend. The Institute is held and students housed at the Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, NM.
This is one of 3 Environmental STEM Institutes- in NYC, CA, NM- that NHEC operates across the country as we work to build the next generation of Latino/minority environmental professionals and scientists. Interested students should apply promptly for this unique opportunity.
Regarding eligibility: as this is a national program the Institute is open to students from all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The NM Institute is an intensive, residential, science-based, 10 day long environmental education and envir. career program for top students, aged 17-20 deeply interested in the environment and a related major/career.
Through a full scholarship, NHEC covers ALL costs for students competitively selected, including transportation, housing, meals, science equipment, and more.
Using our Environmental STEM curriculum students learn a range of environmental and conservation issues. Students also conduct Environmental Field Studies (air, soil, water testing, biological assessments, tree ecology, birding, more) using high-tech science equipment. Also participating are volunteer role models--environmental professionals, many minority and from the sciences—who engage/inspire students to pursue an environmental/conservation career.
The sponsors are the U.S. Forest Service; U.S. EPA, and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. Thus students will also learn about federal internships, jobs, and research opportunities with these agencies, and how to apply.
So if you are passionate about the environment, enjoy science, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, AND been seeking a job in the enviro arena, this program is for you.
The attached contain all materials for students to apply, including selection criteria. Please read the Fact Sheet first; it has a full overview of the program.
To answer three FAQ’s: 1. yes, slots are still available although going fast. 2. there is no deadline per se; NHEC reviews applications/selects students on a rolling basis until all slots are filled. Students are strongly urged to apply asap. And 3. as this is a federally funded program eligibility is limited to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Legal Residents, and those with DACA status.
Lastly, we ask you to forward this email to those interested in this exciting program, including qualified students, educators, colleges, organizations, and more. We thank you for your help.
Please contact NHEC’s Programs Coordinator, Juan Rodriguez, at email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. Or call NHEC at 703-683-3956. You can also download the materials to learn more about NHEC/our Institutes through our website at www.nheec1.org