Environmental education program seeking applicants

Thompson School District students engage with Pulliam Scholars at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area.

The Human Dimensions of Natural Resources department in the Warner College of Natural Resources is seeking applicants for the D.R. and Ginny Pulliam Scholars program.

The Pulliam program is for students of any college or major entering their junior or senior year in Fall 2015. Students learn skills in environmental education and leadership in small, discussion-based classroom settings, and will engage in 20-30 hours of fieldwork at Bobcat Ridge Natural Area in Masonville. The time at Bobcat Ridge will be spent teaching fourth graders about their local ecosystems and mentoring high school students on science projects.

Unique, hands-on program

Pulliam Scholars gain valuable real world experience teaching at a local natural area.

The unique, hands-on nature of the program offers real world experience in a beautiful setting.

“As scholars, we are benefiting so much from the experiences we are getting by being outdoors at Bobcat Ridge,” said Nicole Didero, environmental communications, 12’, member of the 2012 cohort. “We get to work with actual students and teachers from the Thompson School District in a real-life setting as well as working with peers who are interested in the same field.”

Program participants receive a $1,750 stipend and complete coursework in Environmental Education History and Theory and Natural Resource and Environmental Leadership. To be considered for the program applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, be able to fully participate during both Fall 15’ and Spring 16’ semesters and have demonstrated a commitment to connecting others to the natural environment.

To apply

Applications for this fall must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. on March 6, 2015. Questions can be directed to Nicole Stafford at Nicole.stafford@colostate.edu.