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Conservation Leadership in Action Week (CLAW)      

Summer 2015
A new opportunity for high school students! Spend a week with scientists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute and learn how to save animals in your own backyard and around the globe. During the week, we will explore our rivers, start conservation projects, and learn from conservation leaders in our community. 

College Internships

Learn about freshwater fish conservation and recirculation systems for conservation aquaculture in this internship with freshwater biologists from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. Background knowledge in freshwater fish and basic aquarium maintenance is helpful but not required. Daily duties willinclude feeding, scrubbing tanks, washing and back-washing filters, counting and measuring fish, and dosing medications, all primarily related to our Lake Sturgeon and Southern Appalachian Brook Trout reintroduction programs. Additionally there will possibly be opportunities to learn plumbing skills, go snorkeling, take underwater photographs, conduct habitat assessment and restoration, work with threatened and endangered species,and collect fish for the Tennessee Aquarium. Our interns participate in a weekly journal club and develop their own small research projects. The internship is for 10 weeks and requires weekend work. Applications due by February 28, 2014.

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