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Launched by students at Middlebury College, the Wild Hometown Movement is an alliance of place-based, youth-powered environmental clubs and educational programs whose goal is to empower the next generation of environmental leaders. Working on a local scale, student leaders connect youth to the natural world in their college towns and their own hometowns by inspiring young people to be advocates and champions for natural landscapes in the future.
Author(s): Marissa Latshaw
Initiative: Education
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Each year, ALPINE convenes academic leaders, faculty and students for a day-long meeting focused on topics related to land protection efforts in academic settings. From techniques for permanently protecting academic lands to building relationships with community land trusts to new research and curriculum resources, the event provides inspiration and practical solutions suited for a wide range of practitioners and institutions.
Author(s): Marissa Latshaw
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The ALPINE Summer Institute program is designed for students and young professionals to learn more about the theory and practice of large land conservation in the early twenty-first century. The program also offers participants the opportunity to meet and network with peers and leaders in the field.
Initiative: Education
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Author(s): Jeanne Ammermuller
Resources Learning Opportunities
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The ALPINE Conservation Job Board lists current conservation jobs and internship opportunities in New England and New York.
Topics: ALPINE, Students
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The Wild Hometown Toolkit can help students build a collaborative environmental organization by providing steps to start a Wild Hometown chapter in their community, build a campus organization, and connect with local youth and with local partners involved in land conservation, environmental education, and biodiversity.
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