Journalists can apply for a fellowship trip to explore the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
The Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (IJNR) is organizing the 2015 Chesapeake Bay Institute on Sept. 15 to 20.
Participants will meet scientists, farmers and resource managers to discuss the attempts of the Chesapeake Bay watershed states to meet clean water requirements; get out on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and discuss plans to restore an ecosystem compromised by pollution; visit poultry farms on Maryland’s Eastern shore; travel to Crisfield, Maryland, to visit “the crab capitol of the world;” and examine the impact of climate change.
IJNR covers the cost of meals, lodging, local transportation, excursions and research materials for each fellow. Publications that employ the chosen journalists should commit to continue paying their salaries while they participate in the trip. While some travel stipends are available, the institute does not pay for overseas plane tickets.
The deadline to apply is Aug. 12.
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