You are invited to participate in a unique intergenerational experience uniting Audubon’s leaders with some of the best and brightest college students. CLI includes a co-mentoring opportunity for Audubon leaders and college students to network, share, and learn from each other. Through this experience students are introduced to Audubon conservation initiatives while Audubon leaders learn how to better engage, communicate with and develop the next generation of conservation leaders. Building on the success of the past 5 years, the CLI program provides an exciting opportunity for college students to immerse themselves with Audubon, strengthen leadership skills, gain an understanding of future opportunities in conservation careers and discover avenues to engage more with Audubon through chapters, internships and volunteer opportunities.
This year’s CLI program is being offered Friday, October 28, 2016 in St. Pete Beach, FL. The Audubon Assembly brings together representatives of Audubon’s 35,000 members and 44 chapters with conservation leaders, scientists, educators and policy makers. The theme for the 2016 Assembly is “One Gulf.” Assembly topics will include the importance of inland springs and wetlands for a healthy Gulf, threats Florida’s coastal habitats face from climate change and sea level rise, and how to lend your voice to Florida’s coasts and wildlife.
Audubon is offering 24 scholarships to interested and qualified students. Applications must be completed online and submitted by September 30, 2016. https://goo.gl/forms/SsJL4LCInx8dMX732
CLI scholarship benefits include Friday attendance at the Assembly. Activities include networking opportunities with Assembly participants, Audubon staff, scientists, etc., leadership training, mentoring from an Audubon Chapter leader, staff or volunteer, and walking workshops.
For more information on Audubon and the CLI program