PLANT CAMP 2013 - Online Application

Thank you for your interest in our 7th 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.

June 17-21, 2013

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

IMPORTANT: All applications must contain the following THREE completed items. The due date is February 24, 2013. If any items are missing or incomplete, the application may not be considered.

#1 Application
Complete the online application below. If unable to complete online process, please apply by mail or fax using this PDF application.

#2 Letter of Recommendation
*Adobe PDF or Word Doc only
Upload a 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.
IMPORTANT: Include brief documentation of workshops you’ve taught to other educators (workshop title, dates, number in attendance, etc.)

#3 Statement of Purpose
*Adobe PDF or Word Doc only
Upload a 1-2 page document explaining how you will share your new knowledge and materials with students and fellow educators. Provide information about lessons you’ve developed about plants and/or environmental science. If you’ve used our website/materials or attended any of our events (workshops), tell us that too.

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 early 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.)

* - 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.
*Only PDF and Word DOC files accepted *Make sure the file name is your last name then first name (example: smithjane.pdf) *File size limit: 2 MB
*Only PDF and Word DOC files accepted *Make sure the file name is your last name then first name (example: smithjane.pdf) *File size limit: 2 MB