Learning things not taught at university

The Frankfurt Spring School attracts students and young conservationists with different backgrounds from all over the world. When applying for a course entitled “Conservation Project Management”, of course most of us expect to learn about project management. But the expectations go far beyond that: networking, tools and methods for conservation management, financial management and fundraising are skills we hope to take home and apply in our projects. Especially, as many of these skills are not taught at university.

We asked a few of our fellow students about their personal motivation to be here.

I look for exchanging experiences with conservationists from all over the world, mastering project management and making new friends.

Daniela, Project Manager at Macedonian Ecological Society
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This is an excellent opportunity for young conservationists to get real-life lessons about project management and conservation.

Timothy, GIS Officer in Guyana

I hope to learn things that make me a better conservationist and help me to have a positive impact for nature conservation.

Robert, M. Sc. student in Germany

This years participants originate from eleven different countries. A vivid mix of different academic backgrounds and experiences. However, all are united by similar expectations and their love for nature and our planet.

We are looking forward to three more exciting weeks of discussions, information, brainstorming and fun as a team of Spring School on Conservation Project Management participants.

Info: This year, some students volunteered to be part of the editors team to help create the blog content. This text & video has been created by Regina Domoko, Vera Pfannerstill and Stephanie Kalberer.