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Environment / Sustainability

Evironmental Leadership Program Accepting Applications

February 28, 2011

The Pulliam Environmental Leadership and Scholars Program is seeking applications for its 2011-12 school year. Don't miss out on the opporutnity to gain valuable field experience and 6 credits of coursework in small classroom environments - and all while earning a $1500 stipend. Program and application details are below.

Environmental Leadership opportunity

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR) Department in the Warner College of Natural Resources is pleased to announce a leadership opportunity to students entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2011. This opportunity is for those students who are interested in becoming a leader in teaching others about the natural environment.

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 6 academic credits during the 2011-12 academic year. Field work will occur primarily at the City of Fort Collins’ Bobcat Ridge Natural Area. It will include direct teaching experience with 5th grade elementary school youth and mentoring a high school student through a science project. Up to 12 students will be selected to participate in this program.

Other program details:
  • $1,500 stipend for each Pulliam Scholars participant
  • Enrollment required in Environmental Education History and Theory (NRRT 505; Fall ‘11) and Non-Profit Management and Conservation (NRRT 463; Spring ‘12).
To be considered for the program, each applicant must:
  • Have junior or senior level standing in Fall 2011
  • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be able to fully participate during both the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 semesters (includes participation in both courses, teaching a minimum of 3 field trips each semester, and mentoring from November through May)
  • Have an expressed commitment to connecting others to the natural environment
Application Process:

Submit a cover letter, resume and two references (at least one reference must be from CSU) by 4:30 p.m. on Mar. 7, 2011 to or to Forestry 242. Cover letters should describe the applicant’s commitment to teaching others (e.g., youth, families, tourists) about 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.

Questions? Contact Dr. Brett Bruyere or Nicole Stafford.

Contact: Brett Bruyere
Phone: (970) 491-1360