Audubon Mountain Workshop Scholarship InformationMay 8 – 11, 2014Alpine Camp in Mentone, Alabama
Deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2014
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 March 31, 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.
Keynote speaker for this year's Mountain Workshop is Dr. R. Scot Duncan, author of the new book "Southern Wonder: Alabama's Surprising Biodiversity". Dr. Duncan is a professor at Birmingham Southern College.
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. 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. For more general information about Audubon Mountain Workshop see the workshop brochure attached below.