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Fort Collins Audubon Society Scholarship

Posted by | 09.11.2019

 

The mission of the Fort Collins Audubon society is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems focusing on birds and other wildlife – through education, participation, stewardship, and advocacy.

 


The Fort Collins Audubon Society has a scholarship for interested teachers and students to advance their knowledge of birds and conservation. Please read the scholarship application carefully for the selection criteria and send your completed application to:

 

FCAS Attn.  Scholarship Committee
PO Box 271968
Fort Collins, Co 80527-1968

 

Fort Collins Audubon Society

 

Mission

The Fort Collins Audubon Society (FCAS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to nature appreciation, environmental education, and conservation activities. The society was incorporated in 1976 and currently has more than 850 members most of whom reside in Larimer county. FCAS is a chapter affiliated with the National Audubon Society (NAS). The mission of the Fort Collins Audubon Society is to promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems - focusing on birds and other wildlife - through education, participation, stewardship, and advocacy. First and foremost, in that mission, is education. We provide education to our membership and the public through monthly programs and field-trips. Another method to provide environmental education, especially to youth, is the Alex Cringan scholarship.

 

Alex Cringan

Dr. Alex Cringan was a Colorado State University Professor of wildlife biology, a founding member and past President of FCAS, a frequent field trip leader, a friend and a role model for many FCAS members. He was instrumental in the early development of Gustav Swanson natural Area in Fort Collins and the initiation of the Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas. Dr. Cringan passed away in October 2012. Shortly after his passing, FCAS created the Alex Cringan fund to provide small grants for natural history educational purposes. We use Cringan fund donations to provide support for programs in classrooms. Natural history education is fundamental to the mission of FCAS and to the future of humanity.

 

Goal of the Scholarship

The purpose of the Cringan fund is to provide financial assistance to educators or students involved in a project teaching or researching natural resources so they may enhance their skills and share their knowledge with others. Scholarship funds should provide long-lasting benefit to birds, wildlife and the environment and provide training to educators and students who will work to raise environmental awareness in younger generations. Examples of projects are a training or workshop, a presentation and\or project at your school, a research study that can be shared with others and provide a contribution to bird research. We are looking for depth and breadth in the project as well as impact – how many people the knowledge is shared with.

 

The application is due November 1st

 

Download Application

 

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