Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UW

About Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at UW

Effective conservation strategies are inclusive, involving a diversity of stakeholders and voices, and incorporating myriad values and multiple ways of knowing. And yet, the conservation community is not diverse.

Without a significant, serious and immediate increase in diversity and inclusion, the conservation community will become a movement of the past instead of a guiding principle of the future.
The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Washington is a multi-summer, undergraduate experiential-learning program focused on the themes of biodiversity, food, climate, and water across urban and wild spaces. DDCSP@UW places conservation practice at the intersection of individual identities, community culture and values, and the opportunities and limits the environment provides.


Doris Duke Conservation scholar

June 2019 - August 2019 Seattle, WA
“The interdisciplinary aspect of researching what Conservation looked like in Seattle. The cohort aspect was also amazing. ”

DDCSP scholar Researcher

June 2019 - August 2019 Friday Harbor, WA
“A great and flexible learning experience ”
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