Introduction to Field Biology
Dates: August 3rd-14th, 2020 – We are planning for this field-based course to take place with strict safety and sanitation protocols due to COVID-19. We look forward to working with high school students in Gothic this summer!
Length of time: 2 weeks, Mon-Fri at least 9-5:00 with 2 evening sessions and one early morning session. On-site housing is not available. Students must make their own arrangements to live off-site.
College Credit: Students can register for up to two credits of college biology through Western State Colorado University. There is a small additional fee in order to receive college credit. Students must fill out WSCU registration forms BEFORE the start of the class, in order to receive college credit. Forms will be posted here during winter, 2020. Contact email@example.com for details.
Cost: $1,550 for students outside of the Gunnison District. Local Crested Butte, Gunnison, and Lake City students pay $1,390, if they register by March 15. Scholarships are available for Gunnison district students – see below. After March 15, Crested Butte or Gunnison students can register for $1,550. For all students, a $500 Deposit is required to hold a spot. The balance of the fee is due by June 1.
Scholarships: Students from the Gunnison District may apply for a scholarship. Scholarships will pay part or all of the $1,390 fee. To apply for a scholarship, please send the following application materials to the youth programs manager by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 1 page essay describing why you wish to take a summer field biology course,
- a confidential Financial Aid Form,
- 2 letters of recommendation, which should be sent by recommenders directly to the youth programs manager, email@example.com
The deadline for applying for a scholarship is April 1, 2020 (we extended the deadline to try to get more applicants – this is the last year of this scholarship opportunity for RE1J students!).
Students receiving a scholarship must still submit a deposit, which will be returned when the class is completed and expectations are met. Students who do not satisfactorily complete the course forfeit the deposit.
Class size: 10 students. Students may register below on a first come, first served basis. There is currently a waiting list for this course. The course is currently full with a waitlist. Please use this link below to tell us about your interest in registering for this course.
There is no registration fee.
Acceptance: Once you have been accepted into the class, please submit the following three forms to the youth programs manager by June 1, along with the balance of the course fee.
Contact: Please direct questions regarding the high school course to Ann Colbert, RMBL Youth Programs Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.
RMBL is an equal opportunity service provider and employer and operates under permit from the USDA Forest Service, Gunnison National Forest.