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The American Wilderness Leadership School (AWLS) West – Wyoming
2012 Teacher Application

2012 Student Application


AWLS is American Camp Association
Nestled in the beautiful Bridger-Teton National Forest near Jackson, Wyoming, AWLS provides the perfect atmosphere for the accredited educational programs. Established in 1976 with the vision of providing educators with a useful hands-on experience that they can use in the classroom, AWLS has provided a credited wildlife management program for5,473 teachers who reach more than a million students annually, andfun,challenging experiences for 1,338 students.

The school offers 6 teacher sessions and 1 student session for ages 16-18. A registration fee of $900 covers meals, lodging and round-trip ground transportation to and from the Jackson, WY Airport.

*SCI Foundation/AWLS is a permittee of the Bridger-Teton National Forest and is an equal opportunity service provider.
The American Wilderness Leadership School Program – Iowa
July 9 - 13, 2012

To Register, call 641-747-8383,
 ext. 11 or

Registration information is also available at (click on “camps and workshops”).
This AWLS program is headquartered at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center, located an hour northwest of Des Moines, in Springbrook State Park. The diverse habitats and activities available at the facility make it an ideal location for the program. The agenda is designed for educators of all types to experience the outdoors and take these experiences back to their students. The 5-day program changes each year, but includes orienteering, shooting of all types, wildlife calling, turtle trapping, fishing (lake, stream and pond), canoeing, camping, fish shocking, bird banding, rock climbing, fly tying and archery. Participants may also study aquatic life, reptiles and amphibians, biotechnology, stream table use, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and visits to Rieman Gardens and the Izaac Walton League in Ames. The cost of the program is $250.00 which includes lodging, meals, materials and associated activities. Three graduate credits are available through Drake University for an additional $275.00.

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College Scholarships:

SCIF has provided $313,056 in scholarships since it’s inception to college students who have enrolled in natural resource management or conservation education related fields.

SCIF has two conservation scholarship award programs available. The 2-yr Upper Level and the 4-yr scholarship criteria and applications are below.

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