Students Needed for CANR Research Experience

Participate in a paid opportunity to help with UD CANR research
What: Decision Making Research III (no experience needed)
When: Sessions available Sunday 12/4 and Monday 12/5
Where: 025 Townsend Hall (next to the UD creamery)
Why: Get paid to help with new research at UD ~ $25-$30 average earnings

Space is limited, so register for the session in advance by visiting
Create a login and then sign-up for the session called “Decision Making Research III”

(and you can sign up for the Decision Making Experiment too – more sessions next week )

2017 CANR Summer Institute Research and Education Experiences

The UD CANR is offering summer research and education experiences to undergraduates (both UD and non-UD students) who are interested in pursuing an advanced degree in the agricultural, natural resource, or life sciences. During the 10-week Summer Institute, students will work closely with CANR researchers on projects that will provide “real-world” experiences in scientific careers. Participation in the Summer Institute is awarded through a competitive application process and preference in admission is accorded to applicants who come from underrepresented populations, as part of the University’s goal to create a diverse learning environment.

Interested students should visit the CANR Summer Institute website: for further details and the link to the online application. The deadline is 5:00 PM, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. E-mail CANR Summer Institute Program Coordinator Maria Pautler with questions.

Student Conservation Association Internships


Working closely with the National Park Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the Student Conservation Association (SCA) has developed expense-paid internships aimed at providing students with the mentorship and hands-on experience needed to build a career in the conservation field.

Internships are found in a wide variety of fields–education, historical preservation, resource management, visitor service, and many others–but they all have one thing in common: they promote social, personal, and academic development, and pave the way for professional success.

Ideal candidates are:

  • US citizens or permanent residents
  • Undergraduate or graduate students during the 2016-2017 academic year who self-identify as being from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Available for a 12-week summer internship
  • Open-minded, with an adventurous spirit
  • Not necessarily experienced in conservation, but eager to learn more – all majors are welcome

Interested students can learn more at:

Students participating in either of these programs will have their SCA application fee waived. Email to let us know you are applying and request a fee waiver.

For more information about SCA or to search our other internship and program opportunities, please visit our website at




Perdue Agribusiness Information Session


Tuesday, November 29th 2016 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm 

Workshop Room – Career Services Center 401 Academy Street

Perdue has been family-owned and operated since our company’s founding in 1920. Our growth and success have been guided by three generations of leaders passionate about quality, integrity and trust. Perdue Farms is the family-owned parent company of Perdue Foods and Perdue AgriBusiness. We are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for everyone we touch through innovative food and agricultural products. Come learn about the paid internships that are available. Internships come with an attractive salary and possible housing option.

For more information visit: 

CANR 2018 Winter Session Study Abroad

The CANR is excited to offer two study abroad opportunities for Winter 2018.  Check out the information below to learn about these two exciting trips and their upcoming information sessions.  Stay tuned for other potential CANR study abroad trips that are being planned!

There will be an Interest Meeting where you can hear about the program and ask lots of questions on Monday December  5th at 4:00 in MEM 108.  All majors welcome!

The program takes place on the south island of New Zealand at Lincoln University which is about 15 miles from the city of Christchurch. Our host for the month is Lincoln University  and students on the program stay in single dorm rooms on campus.  We meet for class 4 days a week and have field trips 3-4 days per week – so we keep you very busy!  Most of our field trips are to real farms or “stations” as they call them in New Zealand.  You also have plenty of free time to explore the island on your own. New Zealand is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world. You will be accompanied by Professor Lesa Griffiths and Susan Garey who stay with you at Lincoln University and teach the two courses – which will be an ANFS animal science course and an AGRI sustainable agriculture course.  If you are interested, come to the Interest Meeting on the 5th and send Dr. Griffiths an email: saying that you are interested and she will start the “Interest List” to keep you apprised of program planning updates.

Learn about this exciting study abroad at an interest meeting on Thursday, December 8 in at 4 PM, in 317 Gore Hall.  In the Landscape Exploration of Brazil study abroad program (W2018) students will study how humans interact with plants while learning methods to capture details in the landscape using freehand sketching and journaling.  The program will begin in the Amazon rain forest where students will explore local fauna, flora and culture.  We will then fly to Rio de Janeiro and stay in a hotel about one block from Ipanema beach.  We will see how the work of the famous landscape architect, Roberto Burle Marx impacts Brazilian culture in public and private gardens in and around Rio. We will also enjoy the beach, modern art museums and various cultural events such as samba and the famous “hippie fair”. Students will interact with members of the landscape firm Roberto Burle Marx, LTD as they study a variety of Brazilian landscapes and artists.  The two courses, Plants and Human Culture and Field Sketching of Landscape Subjects will include some classroom sessions as well as a wide variety of field trips to local gardens, museums, and parks.  The program will be led by Dr. Susan Barton.  If you are interested, come to the Interest Meeting on the 8th or send Dr. Barton an email: and you will be placed on an “Interest List” to keep you apprised of program planning updates.