WHO WE ARE

Learn more about our program mission and staff.

MEET THE STUDENTS

Meet our 2020 cohort scholars and program alumni.

APPLY FOR INTERNSHIPS

View the list of summer research internships at UC Santa Cruz.

RESOURCES

Check out these guides for diving into field research.

Supporting Diverse Future Leaders in Ecology & Conservation

The Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-Based Opportunities (CAMINO) is an inclusive community that aims to propel excellence by diverse undergraduates in ecology and conservation.

Updates from the Center

1. CAMINO EEB Fall Research Symposium

CAMINO invites you to join our virtual Fall 2020 research symposium this Friday, October 16, 2020 from 11AM – 1PM PDT.

The 2020 cohort of interns will be presenting short talks on the summer research they’ve completed in a variety of labs across EEB. This is a great opportunity for any students interested in applying to become a 2021 CAMINO intern to learn more! Check out the symposium guide with a schedule of presentations and abstracts here.

Zoom Meeting Link: Click Here to Join the Plenary Session
Zoom Meeting ID: 958 8807 5027
Passcode: camino

2. CAMINO is excited to host a virtual seminar series this fall.

BLACK SCIENTISTS ADVANCING ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION | Wednesdays 1:25-2:15PM Pacific BLACK SCIENTISTS ADVANCING ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION | Wednesdays 1:25-2:15PM Pacific
The seminar series is a survey of contemporary research in ecology, evolution and conservation biology, specifically highlighting contributions by and experiences in these fields of Black scientists. Our invited speakers’ work focuses on understanding and addressing challenges to biodiversity, climate and well-being in a rapidly changing world. The seminar series is a survey of contemporary research in ecology, evolution and conservation biology, specifically highlighting contributions by and experiences in these fields of Black scientists. Our invited speakers’ work focuses on understanding and addressing challenges to biodiversity, climate and well-being in a rapidly changing world. See full 2020 seminar schedule here

3. Congratulations to Andrew Lopez, 2020 CAMINO intern.

Andrew took home a prize at the 2020 annual meeting of the California Invasive Plant Council for his work on Dittrichia graveolens in the Parker Lab. Check out Andrew’s poster presentation here.

UC Santa Cruz Land Acknowledgement

“The land from which we base our work is the unceded territory of the Awaswas-speaking Uypi Tribe. The Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, comprised of the descendants of indigenous people taken to missions Santa Cruz and San Juan Bautista during Spanish colonization of the Central Coast, is today working hard to restore traditional stewardship practices on these lands and heal from historical trauma.”