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Paid Summer Internship Lands Catawba Student with the Birds

July 16, 2008

Category: Academics, Environmental Science, Students

McClainCatawba College rising sophomore Jake McClain of Williamsburg, Va., landed a paid internship near his home during the summer of 2008, working as a research technician for the Center for Conservation Biology at the College of William and Mary. During his internship, he helped capture and band bald eagles, extract rare peregrine falcon chicks from their nests for raising by raptor foster parents, gathered cormorant barf, and observed the rare red-cockaded woodpecker. He also has been involved in his own project, logging osprey activity on the James River.

Although he has yet to declare an academic major, Jake believes he'll major in either biology or environmental science at Catawba.





PhotosPHOTOS: Conservation Biology Internship

















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