Online course

Conservation and Scientific Research

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Course information

Next start date
Enrollment closes
Course frequency
Every week
Time committment
- hours
Optional extra
GVI Program Abroad

Book before the end of July 2024 and receive a AUD 170 scholarship

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Course introduction

Keen to start your conservation career? One of the most important skills any conservationist can have in their professional toolkit is the ability to conduct surveys of natural habitats. That’s because scientific conservation research is vital to the success of most conservation projects. Any conservation team highly values someone with data collection skills.

Our Conservation and Scientific Research online course, which is offered in partnership with the University of Richmond and UNC Charlotte, will show you how surveys are tied to conservation/management objectives, species identification, environmental impacts, survey planning, survey logistics, and health and safety in the field.

The course material is based on GVI’s more than two decades of experience conducting conservation research in remote locations around the world in close collaboration with local organisations. In fact, because we want all our conservation interns to know how to conduct scientific conservation research, this course is included in the program fee of all our conservation internship abroad programs.

Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone interested in increasing their ability to make a meaningful contribution to conservation projects. This could be a high school, college or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in conservation, a mid-career corporate professional looking to make a career switch to conservation or even a retired senior who is interested in conservation citizen science initiatives.

Skills you’ll acquire

After completing this course you’ll be able to:

Earn your certification

Want to show colleges, universities and employers that you’ve got the knowledge and skills covered in this course? Once you’ve successfully completed any of our courses, we’ll send you a digital certificate of completion at no additional cost. The certificate will feature the official name of the course and your name. Add the certificate to your college application, your graduate school application, your job application or your LinkedIn page.