Advancing Ornithology in Florida. Supporting Research and Education about Birds. Uniting Amateurs and Professionals in the Study of Wild Birds.

Helen G. and Allan D. Cruickshank Education Award

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The Helen G. and Allan D. Cruickshank Education Awards are given to projects that expand and enhance knowledge of Florida’s native birds during primary and secondary education. This award is generally given to a Florida primary or secondary teacher to create or enhance teaching of classes on the scientific study of birds, or to provide support for continuing education for teachers. The applicant should provide a two-page written description of the proposed use of the award, a time schedule, and a budget. Applicants should send three copies of their proposal and a curriculum vitae to: Charlie Ewell (115 SW 51 Terr, Cape Coral, Florida 33914). Applications must be received by September 1st of each year. Recipients will be announced at the fall meeting of the Florida Ornithological Society.

For questions concerning the Cruickshank Education Award, please contact the Committee Chairman.

Year Recipient Project
2000 Linda Hartman

Roy Hyatt Environmental Center – Improvements to a bird viewing station on a 120-acre environmental education site

1999 Julie Poth

Boyd Hill Nature Park – Creation of a migration station to benefit school children

1998 Laura Wakefield, Ed Toothe, and Bob Paswaters

Neptune Middle School - Florida Rookery Project, an after-school program that teaches children how to monitor activities at a wading bird colony