The Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation greatly depends on the contributions of our funders and individuals like you. Tax-deductible contributions may be designated for a certain fund as defined below to support one of our three main project areas—Research, Education or Student Support—or you may contribute to general support. Any donation level is welcome.
Please contact Beth Kaplin at 603-283-2328 or email Beth for more information.
Print out a Mail-In Donation Form (PDF 91K) and send your donation to:
Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation
Antioch University New England
40 Avon St.
Keene, NH 03431
- International Student Fellowship in Tropical Ecology & Conservation
- Travel fund for graduate students
- Tropical Research Scholarship
- Speaker series
- Nyungwe Forest Research Station
- General operating support
- Named Endowments
International Student Fellowship in Tropical Ecology & Conservation
We believe that to be effective in our conservation efforts, we must support people from the countries that are home to tropical biodiversity. Ultimately it is these future professionals and conservation biologists who will be in research, management or policy—making positions in their home countries. If you are interested in sponsoring a student to obtain a graduate degree in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England, or in donating to this fund, please contact Beth Kaplin for additional information.
Travel fund for graduate students
As a tuition—driven institution, AUNE students are ultimately responsible for funding themselves through student loans, work, and other resources. The travel fund is designated to support student travel to/from a field site, and/ or participation in a professional conference or training workshop. The small awards (between $500—$2000) are dispersed on a competitive basis and are intended to encourage and support student involvement from the Center in regional, national, and international conferences and symposia. These awards are particularly targeted for those students that might otherwise not be able to attend. If you are interested in donating to this fund or creating a fund in your name or the name of someone you designate, please contact Beth Kaplin.
Tropical Research Scholarship
Open to any graduate student enrolled in the Environmental Studies Program at Antioch University New England who is studying tropical ecology or tropical conservation, this fund offers small awards (between $500—$2000) to help defray tuition expenses. Students may use the scholarship to purchase books, equipment, or to pay a portion of their tuition. If you are interested in donating to this fund or creating a fund in your name or the name of someone you designate, please contact Beth Kaplin.
Open to the general public, the speaker series serves to create a forum for the community on issues, research, and new initiatives in tropical ecology and conservation. If you would like to sponsor a speaker or the series by contributing to this fund or creating a series in your name or the name of someone you designate, please contact Beth Kaplin. A commitment of only $250 per year would ensure one lecturer in a named speaker series per academic year.
Nyungwe Forest Research Station
The Center for Tropical Ecology & Conservation is actively involved in research and conservation efforts in the Nyungwe Forest Reserve in Rwanda. Beginning in 1990 when Beth Kaplin first began her studies in this rare and endangered montane forest, ongoing research has focused on primates, birds, and understanding the impacts of human disturbance in the forest in order to better protect this gem, in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Environmental education activities in villages surrounding the forest were initiated by the Wildlife Conservation Society and continue under the direction of a Rwandan educator and conservationist. Graduate students from Antioch University New England are engaged in research at the site, and we actively support and collaborate with graduate students from the National University of Rwanda, as well as Rwandan conservation biologists and resource managers involved with the site. If you would like more information about this unique site and how you can donate directly to conservation efforts in the forest, please contact Beth Kaplin.
General operating support
Your contribution to general support secures CTEC’s future by enabling the establishment and growth of a CTEC endowment. To donate to this fund, please contact CTEC Director, Beth Kaplin.
In an effort to establish fellowships for national and international students at Antioch University New England studying tropical ecology and conservation, CTEC provides the opportunity for named endowments. An endowment is an invested sum of money which is allowed to accumulate interest yearly. Each year the interest on the principal is spent on the stated purpose, while the principal remains intact. A minimum gift of $20,000 is required in order for named endowments to be feasible.
A Tribute gives donors the opportunity to honor a friend, relative or colleague by making a memorial to his or her life or by celebrating a special occasion. If you would like to honor someone with a Tribute gift, please send a note along with your donation stating the person to be honored, the occasion, the name and address of the person to receive the acknowledgment, and your name and address. If appropriate, the person you designate will receive a special card acknowledging your tribute.