Travis Reynolds (environmental studies) and Cat Collins (biology) have landed a $390,000 National Science Foundation grant that will allow eight student researchers to work each summer in Ethiopia’s church forests, tracts preserved for hundreds of years by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates grant establishes Colby as a center for training for the fieldwork, to be done by students from Colby and other colleges. The project expands work that Reynolds and Colby students have been doing in Ethiopia and on campus for three years.