Rogue Valley Audubon donates scholarship funds for Jackson County educators.
Selma OR - The Rogue Valley Audubon Society recently announced it will again contribute scholarship funds in 2014 to support Jackson County educators’ enrollment in Siskiyou Field Institute classes. Eligible educators include any Jackson County teacher, student teacher, classroom assistant or staff of non-profit organizations involved in outdoor/natural history education.
Rogue Valley Audubon Society vice president Sooney Viani explained the chapter’s gift: “RVAS members are concerned conservationists and welcome the opportunity to support valley educators who want to expand their knowledge of nature and experiences in it. Educators who are inspired by SFI classes and are interested in sharing that knowledge with their students are encouraged to apply for scholarships.”
Siskiyou Field Institute’s mission is to educate people about the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion through field-based natural history classes. The non-profit Institute is based in Selma, Oregon, but conducts classes throughout southwestern Oregon and northwestern California.
Scholarship recipients are welcome to sign up for any SFI adult education class. They will then be asked to write or present a short class report to the Rogue Valley Audubon Society. Reports can made either as an article for The Chat newsletter or in person at a RVAS monthly meeting.
To find a list of Siskiyou Field Institute’s 2014 classes, visit www.thesfi.org.
To apply for a scholarship, contact SFI Program Coordinator Kathleen Pyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at (541) 597-8530.