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Experiential Learning to
Prepare Future Conservationists

Through coursework and experiential leaning, the CCC helps train future conservationists with skills in collaborative conservation. Our primary audiences are undergraduate and graduate students within the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department, Conservation Leadership Through Learning graduate program, and the Conservation Fellows through the CCC’s Conservation Fellows Program. The CCC provides opportunities for students and Fellows to observe, learn, and practice using skills and tools in collaborative conservation. Students are taught the history and theory of collaboration, interact with local collaboratives on capstone projects, take field trips to landscapes and communities in Colorado that are pursuing and achieving conservation through collaboration, and spend immersive semesters with communities and organizations learning about collaborative conservation in action. Fellows receive training and mentoring in designing and adapting methodology to incorporate collaborative approaches into their projects.