The Cornell Lab’s Celebrate Urban Birds project will host an Arts and Nature Workshop in Ithaca, New York on February 1–2, 2012. We’re awarding a limited number of travel scholarships to attend. The workshop will be bilingual (English and Spanish), and project leader Karen Purcell encourages Latino and other underserved youth to apply. “We are trying to reach youth that have not had access to these opportunities before,” she said.
Learn more and apply by filling out a short online form before the December 31 deadline. We’ll choose 10 applicants to receive awards for travel costs up to $1,000 plus accomodations. Applicants must be aged 10 to 18 and must have a chaperone. The scholarships are open to anyone, whether in the U.S. or abroad.
The workshop will focus on teaching students how to use art to teach and inspire people about the natural world. It willfeature classes with our professionally trained science illustration interns. We’ll also introduce participants to people who have made a career out of their love for science and art, explore some of the Cornell Lab’s extensive collection of bird art, and offer ideas about how art can inspire others.
(Image: Wire-tailed Manakin by science illustration intern Evaristo Hernández-Fernández.)