D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars Program
The D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars Program provides students with an opportunity to learn about and apply skills in environmental education and leadership in a small discussion-based classroom environment while gaining 20-30 hours of field work experience and four academic credits during the 2014-15 academic year.
Field work occurs primarily at the City of Fort Collins’ Bobcat Ridge Natural Area and include direct teaching experience with fifth (5th) grade elementary school students. Participants also serve as a mentor in CSU's EnvironMentors program in which they work one-on-one with a high school student on an environmentally-related science research project.
Up to 12 students are selected to participate in this program. Students that are accepted to the program are required to enroll in NRRT 505 (Environmental Education History and Theory; three credits, fall semester) and NR 375 (Natural Resource and Environmental Leadership; one credit, spring semester). Pulliam scholars will receive a $1,750 stipend as incentive and recognition of their potential as leaders in environmental education, and for their commitment to 15-25 hours of field experience leading field trips and participating in the seven-month EnvironMentors program.
Note to student applicants: check with your advisor on how the four required credits in this program can be applied to the curriculum in your major. In some instances, the courses can substitute for other degree requirements.
Eligibility:To be considered for the 2014/2015 program, each applicant must:
- At least junior level standing in Fall 2014
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Be able to fully participate during both the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters (includes participation in both courses, teaching a minimum of 3 field trips each semester, and mentoring from November through May).
- Have demonstrated a commitment to connecting others to the natural environment
- The applicant’s commitment to teaching others (e.g., youth, families, tourists) and to the natural environment;
- how the Pulliam Scholars program can help fulfill the applicant’s personal and/or professional goals;
- and, the applicant’s willingness to commit to the full requirements of the program.
The deadline to apply for this program is April 8, 2016.