Hi MoBirders,
Each summer at the Missouri State Bull Shoals Field Station, a Missouri IBA,
the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society and MSU hold the Green Leadership Academy
for Diverse Ecosystems.  GLADE is an all expenses paid, week long,
residential academy focusing on birds, ecology, leadership, and community
conservation involvement.  During the week, participants engage in bird
banding, giant cane restoration, leadership training, water quality
monitoring, and assorted ecology-based, hands on activities that I'm sure
many of you would love!  :)

In the interest of "expanding our geographic range", we are asking you
MoBirders to help us find the most promising young birders and naturalists
in Missouri to participate in this unique program.  The candidates for the
16 positions must currently be in 10th or 11th grade (15,16,or 17 if home
schooled), have a passion for the Great Outdoors, and possess an interest in
conservation biology.

 I would be happy to mail you or your recommended young person our brochure
and application.   Or, you can access the brochure and application at our
website, , at the 2011 Brochure and
Application tab.   The deadline for applications is March 18, 2011.   The
academy runs from Sunday, June 19, until Saturday, June 25.

 For more information, contact me.

Thanks for your help!

Good birding,

Greg Swick, Director
Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems
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*I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we
unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright*. ~Henry David Thoreau

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