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Enviro-Mich message from "Dave Poulson" <poulson@msu.edu>

Any help enviro-michers can provide in distributing notice below to likely
candidates is greatly appreciated.


Dave Poulson
Associate Director
Knight Center for Environmental Journalism
Michigan State University 

Knight Center's Ninth Great Lakes
Environmental Journalism Training Institute
Set for June 26-30

Learn environmental science from scientists and return home with a passel of
story ideas before your boss even knows you are gone.

And have fun doing it: Participants in this year's Great Lakes Environmental
Journalism Training Institute stay at an environmental research center
nestled in the forest along northern Michigan's beautiful Douglas Lake.

Michigan State University's Knight Center for Environmental Journalism's
ninth institute for Great Lakes regional reporters runs from June 26 to June
30 of 2007.

U.S. and Canadian journalists who cover the environment in the Great Lakes
region meet with top experts and veteran reporters as part of this
longstanding and popular program. They'll learn about environmental issues
confronting the region, go on field trips and learn computer-assisted
reporting techniques.

And they'll meet with scientists and learn about doing science. Fellowship
winners this year stay at the University of Michigan Biological Station,
(www.lsa.umich.edu/umbs/) near Pellston, Mich. They'll eat, live and learn
with scientists, faculty and students at this northern Michigan
environmental research and education center.

Among the regional issues they'll be exposed to: endangered and invasive
species, water quality, climate change, bio-fuels, forests, water use, wind
power and agriculture. Participants will collect and analyze plankton and
algae and learn how the interaction between trees and the atmosphere is
measured far above the forest canopy.

Fellowship applicants should be journalists who cover the environment at
least part time from any of the U.S. states or the Canadian provinces that
border the Great Lakes. Up to 25 print, broadcast, online and freelance
journalists are selected.

The cost to participants is just $95. Fellows also must arrange their own
travel to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., where the
institute begins the evening of June 26.

Applications at http://www.ej.msu.edu/media/glejti_application.pdf and
resumes should be postmarked by April 27, 2007. Fellowship winners will be
notified by mid-May. There is no cost to apply.

Watch www.ej.msu.edu for institute updates. A description of previous
institutes is at http://www.ej.msu.edu/glejti.php.

Since 1996, more than 200 U.S. and Canadian journalists have attended this
institute. Many prominent journalists have spoken at them, including Andrew
Revkin, national environmental reporter for the New York Times, Margaret
Kriz, energy and environment reporter for the National Journal and Dennis
Dimick, executive editor of National Geographic Magazine.

This year's program is supported by the George Gund Foundation, MSU's Knight
Center for Environmental Journalism and the MSU Department of Journalism.

Questions? Contact Knight Center Associate Director David Poulson,
poulson@msu.edu, (517) 432 5417.

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