The Columbia Audubon Society is accepting applications from mid-Missouri educators to attend a week long summer ecology or ornithology workshop at the National Audubon Society Camp on Hog Island in Maine. Each award covers tuition, room, and board for an intensive multi-day course of field study and instruction in ornithology, ecology, and nature education. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.

(Columbia Public Schools recipients may qualify for a travel reimbursement of $300 if they offer a fall workshop. Contact CPS Science Department for details.)

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APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS

  1. Scholarship recipient must be a teacher or nature educator working in Audrain, Boone, Cooper, Howard, Monroe, or Randolph counties. The program is open to educators who intend to make nature education a part of their curriculum. Preference will be given to classroom teachers, grades K- 12.
  2. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know of the candidate’s interests, activities, abilities, and potential are required. One of the letters should be from a supervisor or someone in a similar position relative to the applicant. It is very helpful if the letters of recommendation cite specific, relevant activities, accomplishments, or projects in which the applicant was involved, in addition to personal qualifications.
  3. Complete Application. Please indicate which workshop you wish to attend; we will try to accommodate your choice. Refer to “Scholarship Workshop Choices.”
  4. Applications must be submitted by December 1, 2020. Submissions via electronic mail are acceptable. Letters of recommendation must be sent by the recommender directly to the scholarship committee chair by email or USPS.
  5. We ask that Scholarship winners write an article for the CAS Spring 2022 newsletter, explaining how the Hog Island experience influenced their teaching during the school year.
  6. Please submit applications and questions to Scholarship Committee Chair:

Lisa Schenker
107 Westwood Ave.
Columbia, MO 65203
573-239-3098
lisa_schenker@hotmail.com