Jamestown Audubon offers environmental scholarship; applications due March 15

scholarship winner 2014 Connor Clendenen from Jamestown Audubon
Connor Clendenen received the Audubon Nature Center’s Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship in 2014.

Applications for the Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship,  a $500 scholarship to an area college-bound high school senior or Jamestown Community College student who intends to pursue a bachelor’s degree in an environmental or related field, are now available from the Jamestown Audubon Nature Center.

Applications will be accepted through Sunday, March 15.

For more information or applications, go online, call (716) 569-2345 or email shatfield@jamestownaudubon.org.

In 2009 the award was named in honor of Ryan Paul Exline, a graduate student at Duke University who was studying for a conservation degree. An integral part of the Nature Center family for many years, the Russell, PA, resident was 22 when he died in 2008 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

The winner of the 2014 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship was Connor Clendenen, also of Russell, PA.

Previous scholarship winners were Allison Kramer, Alex Kulakowski, Elyse Johnson, Brenton Maille, Alyssa D’Alessandro, Alexa Vazquez, Tricia Bergstue, Karen Eckstrom, Bill Langworthy, Rex Everett, Ryan Exline and Eve Gaus.

The Audubon Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Winter hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays, and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. Bald eagle viewing and trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing are open dawn to dusk every day.

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