PLANT CAMP 2019 – Online Application

Thank you for your interest in our 13th annual one-of-a-kind training workshop (for educators only) about Florida's native, non-native and invasive plants. Applications will be accepted from both formal and non-formal educators of upper elementary, middle, and high school students. Because of limited resources, participation is limited to 24 educators who will be selected by a committee of staff from the UF/IFAS Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (CAIP).

Note: If you are not selected this year, be sure to apply again next year; tenacity earns extra points.
Please contact us at caip-education@ufl.edu or 352-392-1799 with any questions.


When
June 10 – 14, 2019

Where
University of Florida / Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Gainesville, FL


IMPORTANT: All applications must contain the following THREE completed items.
Application Deadline: February 17, 2019
If any items are missing or incomplete, the application may not be considered.

#1 Application
• Complete the online application below and upload the required documents.

#2 Letter of Recommendation
• Word DOC or Adobe PDF files only
• Upload a signed letter from your principal or supervisor on letterhead stating why you should be selected.
• The letter should include a description of the following, including specific examples for each item.
     (a) teaching accomplishments (e.g., workshops, awards, certifications, etc.)
     (b) evidence of interest in teaching about Florida’s natural resources
     (c) enthusiasm.

#3 Statement of Purpose
• Please limit to two pages
• Word DOC or Adobe PDF files only

     (a) Why do you wish to attend Plant Camp?
     (b) How will you share your new knowledge and materials with students and fellow educators?
     (c) What lessons have you have developed or used to teach about natural resources and/or environmental science?
     (d) What workshops have you taught to other educators?

Please fill in all fields below and have items #2 & #3 ready for upload.


Statement of Non-discrimination
All programs and related activities sponsored for, or assisted by, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Services are open to all persons with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, and political opinions or affiliations.

Selected participants will be notified in April.
There is no registration fee; hotel accommodations and most meals will be provided. Participants are responsible for transportation to and from Gainesville. (Note: We will provide contact information in advance, so car-pooling arrangements can be made, if desired.)


Online Application

* Required Fields

   • I understand this workshop is five days long and if selected, I will attend the entire event.
   • I understand this workshop is for upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers or non-formal environmental educators.
   • I understand that by filling out this online application, my personal information is being transmitted electronically.
   • I verify the following information is true and accurate.

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  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Only WORD DOC or PDF file types accepted - Make sure the file name is your LASTNAME then FIRSTNAME (example: SMITHJANE.doc)
  • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.
    Only WORD DOC or PDF file types accepted - Make sure the file name is your LASTNAME then FIRSTNAME (example: SMITHJANE.doc)