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Pollinator Hotshot Faq

Updated 10/30/2021: The Bowser Lab is hosting a Pollinator Hotshot/prospective graduate student webinar on 12/3/2021 at 12 PM Mountain time. Registration is required!

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Dec 3, 2021 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please follow this link or use the QR code above!! We look forward to meeting interested students then!

Applications are NOW OPEN for incoming graduate students to the Bowser Lab. Pollinator Hotshot applications open January 1, 2022. If you are interested in future opportunities, please contact info@parkpollinators.org

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Common FAQS:

  1. Is this position funded? YES! Students receive a research or teaching assistant stipend and tuition is covered. Students are expected to pay Colorado State University fees (once per semester).
  2. Is travel involved? YES! We are a HEAVY field-based lab. As such, travel in remote areas with ample camping opportunities is required. We spend nearly all summer in national parks! 
  3. NO CAMPING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED- NO CAMPING EQUIPMENT NEEDED!  See new parts of the United States!  We work in urban parks to wild parks and share a love and passion for science and our national parks whether Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City or Gates of the Arctic in Alaska!
  4. Are there any requirements of position?  Graduate students in the lab should have a positive attitude, willing to be challenged, willing to lead multidisciplinary teams, a strong communicator, and open and inclusive to all backgrounds and ideas. Flexibility is also key!
  5. Will I work with other students/stakeholders? YES! We recruit undergraduate students to help with field collections, and we also work with National Park Service crews during our field season.
  6. Where can I find application materials? If you are interested in the Ecosystem Sustainability (ESS) Masters program, please see here. If you are interested in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE) Masters program, please see here. Dr. Bowser advises students in both programs.
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