Awards

2021 WBFN Education / Scholarship Awards

Please select either the WORD or PDF document to complete your application for an award from the Willow Beach Field Naturalists.

WORD Document – 2021 Scholarship Application

PDF Document – 2021 Scholarship Application

2021 Education Award Applications are now closed

Brothers Aiden, Tyler, and Jacob displaying the bird books C.R.Gummow Public School was able to purchase for their library, with the funds from the WBFN award for 2021.

Introduction to the Awards

WBFN has operated a number of different education award programs over the years to foster the interests of young people in the natural world and enhance their knowledge of the environment. In December 2003 the WBFN Executive enacted a program whereby local Port Hope and Cobourg elementary and secondary schools could apply for up to $250 for a nature-based project. Important changes were made in 2008 expanding our range of schools to include all of Northumberland County and increasing the number of $250 awards to three from two.

Successful Education Award Recipients since 2009

  • 2021
    • Stockdale Public School: Living willow kits part 2
    • C.R. Gummow PS: Bird kit learning materials for library
    • Cobourg Collegiate Institute HS: Seeds to grow plants for a Food Forest / Greening initiative
  • 2019
    • Cobourg Collegiate Institute: Designing and building recycle bins, education and follow-up waste audit
    • Stockdale Public School: ‘Greening Our School Grounds’ with a living willow play structure
    • Northumberland Christian School: last stage of a three-year project to establish a Black Oak Savanna habitat on the school grounds
    • St. Mary’s Elementary, Campbellford: purchase materials, seeds and soil for a new garden
    • Port Hope High School: Community Organic Garden project
  • 2018
    • Port Hope High School: Bee friendly project
    • St. Mary Grafton Catholic Elementary: Butterfly, frog and bee houses
    • Northumberland Montessori School: Native plant garden
  • 2017
    • Spring Valley PS: Butterfly garden
    • Roseneath Centennial PS: Outdoor education space with bird feeders and seed
    • CR Gummow PS: Monarch waystation
  • 2016
    • Cobourg Collegiate Institute HS: Learning and Life Skills class program on pollinators
    • East Northumberland Secondary School: Keynote speaker for Aboriginal Awareness program
    • Northumberland Christian School: Outdoor theatre space, classroom and aboriginal awareness location
  • 2015
    • Grafton PS: Grace Bowen memorial garden
  • 2014
    • Dale Road Senior PS: Naturalization of yard
    • CR Gummow PS: Naturalization of yard
    • CDCI East High School: Water bottle refill centre
  • 2013
    • CDCI East High School: Environment Club – composting bins, field trip
  • 2012
    • Plainville PS: tree
  • 2011
    • Laurie Lawson Outdoor Education Centre and Alderville Black Oak Savanna Education program: Education programs
  • 2010
    • St. Mary’s CES, Campbellford: Reusable stainless water bottles
    • Plainville PS, Naturalization of area adjacent school
    • Notre Dame CES, Cobourg, Incubator to hatch chicks
  • 2009
    • Plainville PS: Bird house building workshop
    • Notre Dame CES, Cobourg: Vegetable garden
    • Camborne PS: Scientists in School program

Education Awards Report Archive