Audubon Mountain Workshop Scholarship InformationMay 8 – 11, 2014Alpine Camp in Mentone, Alabama
Please read below carefully before mailing application.
The mission of Birmingham Audubon is to promote conservation and a greater knowledge of birds, their habitat, and the natural world. In support of this mission, Birmingham Audubon is pleased to offer scholarships to educators in the greater Birmingham area, which includes the following counties: Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, and Walker counties to attend the Birmingham Audubon Mountain Workshop in Mentone, Alabama. Applications should be postmarked no later than February 15, 2014.
The Audubon Mountain Workshop is a four-day camp focusing on the ecology and natural history of Alabama. The subject matter covers a broad range of topics including beginning and advanced bird identification, wildflowers, mammals, stream biology, insects, reptiles and amphibians, geology and fossils, canoeing, and mountain crafts, among others. Most classes are conducted in the field, and provide an opportunity for in-depth study of the subject matter. The classes are not intended to be teaching methodology courses. The Workshop is being held May at Alpine Camp in Mentone, Alabama. Check-in is Thursday afternoon by 5 p.m., May 12, allowing teachers to miss just one day of school. The workshop ends at noon on Sunday, May 11th. Please note that Sunday, May 11th, is Mother's Day.
The scholarship covers the entire cost of tuition and meals, provided all requirements of the scholarship recipient are fulfilled. See requirements below:
** Requirements for Scholarship Recipients **
1. Scholarship recipient must submit a placeholder check payable to the Audubon Mountain Workshop in the amount of $200.00 by March 15, 2014. This check will be returned if all requirements of recipient are fulfilled.
2. Scholarship recipient must attend entire workshop (Thursday 5 p.m. – Sunday noon). Note that Sunday is Mother's Day. Failure to attend entire workshop will result in forfeiture of 50% of the placeholder fee.
3. Scholarship recipients must act as a teacher assistant for a 3-hour session of the Young Naturalist program at the Audubon Mountain Workshop.
4. Scholarship recipients must participate in a minimum of four sessions of instruction, one night program, and one early morning birdwalk.
Application is attached below.