Internship topics

Currently Posted Internships

Availability Areas Instructor Course
Conservation Biology
Spring and Fall Invertebrates Bergey BIOL 3990/4990, sec. 50
Spring and Fall Dragonflies Patten BIOL 3990/4990, sec. 54
Spring and Fall Land vertebrates Patten BIOL 3990/4990, sec. 54
All semesters Rare species (including plants) Crawford PBIO 3990, sec. 19
All semesters OK Natural Areas Crawford PBIO 3990, sec. 19
Plants
All semesters Botanical Surveys Hoagland GEOG 4200, sec. 4
Education/outreach
Fall BioBlitz! Oklahoma Crawford PBIO 3990, sec. 19
All semesters Education materials (videos…) Crawford PBIO 3990, sec. 19
Spring and Fall K-6 Programs Bergey BIOL 3990/4990, sec. 50

Recent examples:

Dr. Priscilla Crawford:

  • assistance with on-going projects:
    • seaside alder ecology
    • monitoring of least tern colonies
  • new research projects:
    • effects of urban noise on woodland bird density
  • educational projects:
    • making a video about least terns
    • assistance with BioBlitz! program (including the Junior Ranger component)
    • development of educational materials to go with the Prairie Rivers poster

Dr. Liz Bergey

  • compilation of county records for invertebrate groups:
    • odonates (damselflies and dragonflies)
    • land snails
  • surveys and inventories:
    • land snails
    • water bears
  • K-6 outreach program at schools
    • seed dispersal experiments
    • ant food choice experiments

Dr. Wayne Elisens (Herbarium Practicum)

  • curation of herbarium plants
    • organizing and curating mosses and lichens
    • labeling and mounting pressed plant collections
    • working on Oklahoma Vascular Plants database