From Jon Green, Programs Director of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute:
The Tahoe-Baikal Institute is pleased to announce that we are currently
accepting applications for the 20th annual Summer Environmental Exchange at
Lake Tahoe in California and Lake Baikal in Siberia, Russia. The deadline to
apply for this unique opportunity for the summer of 2010 is Friday, February
Founded as the cold war drew to a close, the Tahoe-Baikal Institute’s unique
exchange program has grown and matured significantly over the past 20 years.
Originally a program focused on fostering collegial partnerships between
young scientists from Russia and the US, our program is now an international
leader in teaching interdisciplinary approaches to watershed management and
In addition to young environmental professionals form the US and Russia, our
program is also open to young leaders from other countries; over the years
we have had participants form Mongolia, China, Cameroon, Israel, Norway,
Finland, Latvia, Canada, and more! The program is open to upper level
college students, recent graduates, and graduate students, as well as young
professionals working in the environmental field.
This one-of-a-kind international exchange program is being offered from June
through August, 2010. Our 10-week interdisciplinary program exposes TBI
participants to the intersection of watershed science, policy, education,
restoration, and management, and explores issues of sustainable economic
development, technology transfer, and cultural understanding in two of the
world’s premier freshwater ecosystems, Lake Tahoe in California and Nevada
and at Lake Baikal in Siberian Russia.