• United States of America
52+ weeks
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Conservation Hands-On Learning Post-High School

Program Details

Animal Viewing Remote Exploring
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Price Details
Prices range from $2500 for the part-time 5-week program up to $25,000 for the full-time one-year program.
There's many many options in between and we can work with you to make sure you get the program and experience you want!

5-week apprenticeship - Part time (20 hours/week): $2500
5-week apprenticeship - Full time (40 hours/week): $4000
10-week apprenticeship Full time (40 hours/week): $7500
10-week apprenticeship - Part time (20 hours/week): $4500
15-week apprenticeship - Part time (20 hours/week): $6,000
15-week apprenticeship - Full time (40 hours/week): $10,000
45-week apprenticeship - Part time (20 hours/week): $13,000
45-week apprenticeship - Full time (40 hours/week): $25,000

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Room and board are not included, but we will help you find accommodations if you want help

Oct 28, 2020
Mar 02, 2021
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About Program

The Amphibian Foundation’s (AF) Bridge Program offers the unique opportunity for adults (18+) to conduct conservation and biological research in a collaborative and mentored scientific environment.

The program is available to people before, during, or after college, and allows students to explore conservation research as a potential career field. Students will work as conservation researchers and apprentices, developing the confidence, resilience, and adaptiveness that define a successful scientist. AF will provide valuable one-on-one time with all students in a supportive, thriving environment where you will contribute directly to our mission. We will also work closely with you to help you achieve your personal, academic and career goals. Your work with the AF will contribute to the conservation of threatened and endangered amphibians. .

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Program Highlights

  • Mentored research experiences and field work
  • Captive husbandry of imperiled amphibians
  • Transition services to help you take your next steps
  • Experiential learning by doing conservation
  • Explore different conservation careers

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Yes, I recommend this program

I gained so many new experiences here!!

I came here with virtually no conservation research experience and, from day one, gained so many new experiences and skills in different aspects of the field. These included husbandry, field monitoring/surveys, and raising/releasing Gopher frogs. In my first month (pre-covid), I even had travel opportunities to tag and release Striped newts in Florida and attended a herpetology conservation conference in Alabama. I'm so grateful for all of the new adventures I had and species I encountered here!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Watching my children hop away. I spent about 4 months raising Gopher frogs from eggs to froglets. Once they had metamorphosed, they were ready for release back to their native pond. Watching them head into the wild was bitter-sweet :')
10 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Wonderful people and a great way to get into conservation work.

The Conservation Research Bridge Program is an awesome program. I got hands on experience conducting field work and had an active hand in developing research. I have since used that research for my university's Biology Major Capstone and Honors Thesis. On top of that, I also had the opportunity to travel to sites around Georgia to sample ponds for amphibians and find all kinds of herpetofauna. The folks who make up the Amphibian Foundation and the Conservation Research Bridge Program are amazing.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was the first time I picked up Snapping Turtle. I was worried about handling the turtle correctly, but I just had to crouch down and heave! It was a bit hard to balance in the mud, but I was able to keep them in hand and walk them out of the creek for measuring.
8 people found this review helpful.

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