Internships through organizations such as Indian Creek Nature Center and the Iowa DNR give students a chance to apply classroom techniques in real working scenarios. Past research has included sand dune prairie succession, restoration of hill prairie, and radio-tracking Ornate Box turtles to better understand this threatened species.


Kris Slutts (class of 2012) studied sand dune prarie succession in Johnson County.

 

 

 

Trey Myers (class of 2011) measured trees as part of a plan to restore a hill prarie in Linn County.

 

 

 

Samantha Frost (class of 2013) Radiotracked hatchling ornate box turtles to learn about early movements of this threatened species.

Read more about past internship opportunities.