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What is PC2?

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Pathways to Conservation Careers (PC2) is an experiential, semester-long, 2 credit Academic Skills (ACAD) course that introduces students to the realm of natural resource conservation. Students will discover the many different fields of conservation work from first-hand interactions with professionals in those fields. They will also learn about our ecosystem through raft trips and site visits. Additionally, they will experience real-life conservation work through a semester-long project with a partner agency. 

Along the way, students can learn about their pathway to these careers through introductions and interactions with ISU peer-mentors, faculty, research, and facilities. Students will come out of this class with Academic and Experiential Portfolios to guide their path through college to graduation, they will gain a greater understanding of the conservation realm and their place in it, and they will make wide-ranging contacts at ISU and in the professional sector.

PC2 is funded by an Idaho NSF EPSCoR GEM3 Worforce Development Seed grant.