Rogue Valley Audubon Society To Fund SFI Scholarships for Educators
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 23, 2015
In 2015 the Rogue Valley Audubon Society will again contribute scholarship funds to support Jackson County educator enrollment in Siskiyou Field Institute classes. Eligible educators include any Jackson County teacher, student teacher, classroom assistant or staff of outdoor/natural history non-profit organizations.
RVAS education committee member Sooney Viani explained the chapter’s gift: “RVAS members welcome the opportunity to support valley educators who want to expand their knowledge of nature and their experiences in it. Educators inspired by SFI classes and 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. SFI is based in Selma, Oregon, and conducts classes throughout southwestern Oregon and northwestern California.
Scholarship recipients are welcome to sign up for any SFI adult education class. They will be asked to write an article about what they learn for The Chat newsletter or present a short report at an RVAS monthly chapter meeting.
To find a list of Siskiyou Field Institute’s 2015 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.