Scholarships

 

For more than a two decades, Atlanta Audubon Society has awarded two annual scholarships to attend Audubon’s renowned summer ecology camps. Camp fees and up to $300 travel expenses are provided by the scholarship.

 

Louisa Echols Scholarship for Educators

 

The Louisa Echols scholarship will enable the recipient to attend Audubon Camp at Hog Island in Maine to enhance his/her knowledge of the environment and incorporate that knowledge on the job. The scholarship recipient will attend “Sharing Nature: An Educator’s Week” from July 16 to 21, 2017.  The recipient will participate in a host of Audubon Camp field trips, including a boat trip to the restored Atlantic Puffin and Tern colony on Eastern Egg Rock, intertidal explorations, and hiking through Hog Island's unspoiled spruce-fir forest. The camp’s inspiring and experienced instructors will discuss the latest trends in environmental education and share their favorite approaches, methods, and activities for engaging children with nature and citizen science.

Participants learn how to create inquiry-based lessons on birds and other topics and explore teaching techniques using art, music, theater, journaling and other disciplines.

 

More information about the camp is available here.

 

Eligibility:

• Be a teacher or environmental educator in the metro Atlanta area currently teaching science, natural history, or environmental education.

• Be available for an interview with the Atlanta Audubon Scholarship Committee.

• Be willing to participate in three Atlanta Audubon Society activities within a year of camp, including writing an article about the experience for Wingbars.

• Be 18 years or older.

 

 

Edward Barnsley Scholarship for Youth

 

The goal of the Edward Barnsley Scholarship is to instill in the recipient a love, respect, and sense of stewardship for the natural world by attending Audubon’s “Coastal Bird Studies for Teens” at Hog Island in Maine from June 11 to 16, 2017. During this intensive camp session, the scholarship recipient will work with some of the country's best-known birders and ornithologists on field identification, bird ecology and conservation. The program provides participants with the opportunity to observe Audubon’s seabird conservation field research in action, and it is the only Hog Island program that lands participants on Eastern Egg Rock during the puffin breeding season.

More information about the camp is available here.

 

Eligibility:

• Be a student in the metro Atlanta area with an avid interest in birds.

• Be willing to participate in three Atlanta Audubon Society activities within a year of camp, including writing an article about the experience for Wingbars.

• Be 14-17 years old. Note: For campers that are 14 years olds, due to airline restrictions you CANNOT fly independently to camp.

 

 

How to Apply:

Scholarship applications are available here for the 2017 summer camp season.  The completed application should be submitted via email to melanie@atlantaaudubon.org by 5:00 PM on Friday, February 10.  Winners will be notified no later than March 1.  For additional information, contact Melanie Furr at melanie@atlantaaudubon.org or call 678.973.2437.  

 

The Georgia Ornithological Society also offers scholarships. Please visit GOS Young Birders' Scholarships for more information.