Calling the next generation of Darwins
16 and 17 year olds who have a real interest and enthusiasm for the natural world are being encouraged to apply for one of FSC’s 2017 Young Darwin Scholarships. Each year the charity awards 15 Scholarships to young people who want to develop their knowledge and skills and meet other people with similar interests.
The scholarship starts with a five day residential course ‘What would Darwin do today’ at one of FSC Preston Montford in Shropshire – the home county of Charles Darwin.
As one of last year’s Young Darwin Scholars commented ‘I really wanted to thank you all for a fantastic few days in Preston Montford on the Young Darwin Course. The experience has really broadened my horizons and helped me to develop a better knowledge and understanding of the natural world and I've come away with some great ideas about how to pursue my interests further.’
Young people only have to make a small contribution to the course fee and FSC provides ongoing support, opportunities and bursaries over a number of years.
Young people who have been awarded scholarships from 2012 - 2016 have a specific interest such as moths, geology, wildlife film making and birds as well while others have a more general interest but want to find out more.
2016 Young Darwin Scholars
Applications should be received by 23 June 2017. For further information and how to apply visit www.field-studies-council.org/yds
Thursday, January 19, 2017