Ecology and internships

Baikal Wave

Started as a student English language "Tea club," the "Baikal Wave" was organized by Jennifer May Sutton, a British citizen, who has resided in Irkutsk since 1974.

Jennifer Sutton is a co-author of a famous textbook of the English language for Russian students.

"Baikal Wave" unites young scientists and environmentalists in an effort to protect Lake Baikal - the world's oldest and deepest lake.

Baikal Wave organizes volunteer trips and internships. Contact Baikal Wave as below or in Germany:
Deutsch-Russischer Austausch e.V.
Stephan Malerius
(Koordinator für das Praktikantenprogramm) Brunnenstr. 181 10119
Berlin Tel.: 030-446680-0
Zentrale/ -24 Stephan Malerius

Contact Jennifer Sutton and "Baikal Wave":
664033, Irkutsk
Lermontova 130, office 323, 326
Phone: +7 (3952) 514369, Fax: 514370

REAP International

Established in 1992, REAP utilizes volunteers for projects involving rural schools, youth, women, environmentalists and other rural residents. Current programs include short or long-term people-to-people collaborations, school exchanges, internships for college students and development projects.

Contact In Irkutsk:
Irkutsk REAP partner "Baikal Farmer"
Marina Khomotova, Office Manager

US REAP Office
William Mueller, Director
REAP International
1109 31st Street NE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Phone: (319) 366-4230
Fax: (319) 366-2209

Tahoe Baikal Institute

The Tahoe-Baikal Institute (TBI) was established to help preserve Lake Tahoe in California and Lake Baikal in Siberia, as well as other significant and threatened natural areas around the world. This preservation is realized through environmental education programs and international exchanges of students, scholars, and practitioners in science, policy, and other fields.

The centerpiece of TBI's activities is a university-level environmental exchange program which is conducted each summer on two continents, at Lake Tahoe and Lake Baikal. The summer program makes use of the unusual and varied natural locales for which these regions are known. It draws widely on university and other institutional resources in the United States and Russia.

In addition to the summer student exchange, TBI brings together experts and researchers from North America and Russia in various environmental disciplines. Such connections help to improve the quality of environmental programs, projects, and research -- and, ultimately, environmental decision-making -- in both countries.

Tahoe-Baikal Institute
P.O. Box 13587
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96151-3587
(530) 542-5599

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