2022 Conservation Education Scholarship for Educators
Contest Sponsored By: Oklahoma Station Chapter Safari Club International & The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
American Wilderness Leadership School:
Two educators will be awarded a scholarship to an eight-day conservation education school at Safari Club International’s American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) at Granite Ranch near Jackson, Wyoming. The AWLS program covers many different aspects of conservation education. https://safariclubfoundation.org/american-wilderness-leadership-school/
Lodging, meals and training materials will be provided by Oklahoma Station Chapter Safari Club International. Transportation to Jackson, Wyoming, will be covered by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
Educator applications are judged in categories such as:
- Training in conservation education or environmental education programs.
- Current programs you are conducting in your school and community with a conservation and environmental emphasis.
- Past programs you have conducted with a conservation and environmental emphasis.
- Teachers of state winners in the youth essay contest: Hunting: Sharing the Heritage, will receive priority consideration.
The AWLS program is conducted during the summer. AWLS presents an outdoor program for educators which concentrates on natural resource management and provides participants with a base knowledge from which they may evaluate conservation efforts. Participants learn about stream ecology, map and compass, language arts and creative writing in an outdoor setting, fly tying, shooting sports, wildlife management, the Yellowstone ecosystem, camping, white-water rafting, educational resources and how to implement outdoor education ideas. Six sessions will be offered June through August of 2023. * AWLS has not held these sessions the last two years, because of the Covid-19 epidemic. Hopefully, sessions will resume this summer. If they do not, winners will still get to go when the sessions do resume.
All mailed entries must be postmarked no later than midnight Nov. 18, 2022. Address entries to: Essay Contest, Education Section Supervisor, ODWC Jenks Office, P.O. Box 1201, Jenks, OK 74037.
Hand delivered entries must arrive at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation Jenks Office, 201 Aquarium Drive, Jenks, Oklahoma by 4:30 p.m., on Nov. 18, 2022. No faxed entries will be accepted.