PLANT CAMP 2018 – Online Application

Thank you for your interest in our 13th annual one-of-a-kind training workshop (for teachers only) about Florida's native, non-native and invasive plants. Applications will be accepted from UPPER ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE and HIGH school teachers. Because of limited resources, participation is limited to 24 teachers who will be selected by a committee of science teachers and staff at 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 or 352-392-1799 with any questions.

June 11 – 15, 2018

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

IMPORTANT: All applications must contain the following THREE completed items.
Application due date is February 18, 2018. 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. If unable to complete online process, please apply by mail or fax using this PDF application.

#2 Letter of Recommendation
• Word DOC or Adobe PDF files only
• Upload a signed letter from your principal on school letterhead stating why you should be selected.
• The letter should include a brief description of your
     (a) teaching accomplishments
     (b) enthusiasm
     (c) evidence of interest in teaching about Florida’s natural resources.

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

     (a) Explain (using examples) how you will share your new knowledge and materials with students and fellow educators
     (b) Provide information on lessons you have developed or use to teach about plants/environmental science
     (c) Let us know if you have used our website and materials
     (d) Include brief documentation of workshops you’ve 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 March.
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 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.

  • 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)