Grant Will Fund Trainings in Africa’s Albertine Rift

Beth Kaplin, core faculty member in AUNE’s Department of Environmental Studies (ES),  received a $35,000 grant from START (global change SysTem for Analysis, Research and Training) to run three trainings this summer for members of the Regional Network for Conservation Educators in the Albertine Rift (RNCEAR). The network is funded by  the MacArthur Foundation and was started by Kaplin and her colleagues at NUR;  a subaward from this grant is housed at AUNE.

Three trainers from AUNE’s ES Dept. will be brought to the Albertine Rift for the trainings: Apollinaire William, ES doctoral student, will teach advanced GIS; Kayla Cranston, adjunct faculty, will teach social science research methods; and John Lloyd, affiliate faculty, will teach R software use for statistical analysis.

Kaplin received $550 from Partners in Conservation (PIC) of the Columbus Zoo to support students from the Albertine Rift to attend these trainings.