UCONN has been developing a relationship with our local land trust (Joshua’s Trust) that provides a wealth of internship and volunteering opportunities, not to mention great hiking and people. In particular, Joshua’s Trust is looking to characterize its properties using GPS and other geospatial information. They welcome interns who would like to get credit for working with them in-depth. Projects include trail characterization and maintenance, working with geo-databases, digital mapping, etc. They are also happy to have students just visit one of their sites for a hike and characterize the property with a GPS as they go. This is a quick and beautiful way to both enjoy local hikes and help a wonderful organization!
If you are interested in interning or volunteering to collect data while hiking, please contact Professor Jolly-Ballantine and he can hook you up with a GPS and interesting hike (if you are volunteering) or contact information if you are looking for an internship. Enjoy these beautiful days and the beautiful woods around us! Cheers,
John Andrew Jolly-Ballantine, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Department of Geography
University of Connecticut