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Dual enrollment Information

Semester 1

During the summer semester, dates to be announced, Fellows will:

  • Attend the annual Welcome Ceremony
  • Explore current environmental issues impacting South Florida through 5 full days of field experiences at environmentally significant sites throughout Palm Beach County and special lectures by various Environmental Experts
  • Earn 3 college credits through FAU's College of Education by successfully completing the course

Semester 2

During the fall semester, dates to be announced Fellows will:

  • Work individually or in teams to design and implement an environmental service learning project in their community that addresses one or more of the issues explored during the summer semester
  • Receive training in Community Based Social Marketing, Earth Force, and Project WILD
  • Create a portfolio to document their environmental service learning project
  • Complete a program evaluation
  • Meet one Saturday per month to attend training workshops and report out the status of their projects, meeting dates to be announced
  • Earn 3 college credits through FAU's College of Education by successfully completing the course

Semester 3

During the spring semester, dates to be announced, Fellows will:

  • Work individually or in teams to mentor a school-aged youth group, such as an after school group, through the exploration of local environmental issues and the undertaking their own service learning projects using the Earth Force Model
  • Complete a minimum of 25 contact hours with their youth group
  • Meet one Saturday per month to report out the status of their projects, meeting dates to be announced
  • Create a portfolio to document their youth group’s environmental service learning project
  • Earn 3 college credits through FAU's College of Education by successfully completing the course

When Does the Program Begin?

The Pine Jog Fellowship kicks off each year with the week-long summer semester, which takes place at the end of Term 3. Access FAU’s Academic Calendar at: http://www.fau.edu/registrar/acadcal.php 

Why Should I Apply?

Becoming a Pine Jog Fellow will reward you both personally and professionally with many valuable experiences. The program is designed to assist you in acquiring real world leadership, facilitation and teaching skills. You will:

  1. Gain valuable insights into local environmental and sustainability issues
  2. Expand your resume
  3. Build partnerships through networking with local and national experts in their fields
  4. Sharpen your public presentation skills
  5. Learn the art of facilitation and mentorship through working with school-age youth
  6. Earn community service hours
  7. Make friends in your community with whom you share similar interests
  8. Give back to your community!
  9. Earn up to 9 hours of college credit

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for students interested in environmental issues, education, and civic engagement. Candidates for The Pine Jog Fellowship must have:

  • Completed freshman year of high school.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Acceptable P.E.R.T. , SAT, Accuplacer, or ACT score. For acceptable scores visit http://www.fau.edu/registrar/dual-enrollment/ 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A team player attitude and enjoy working with young people.
  • The ability to meet Dual Enrollment standards

Frequently Asked Questions

What if my GPA isn’t a 3.0?
Go ahead and apply, and if the rest of your application is strong, you may still be accepted into the program.
Where are the meetings?
Almost all meetings are at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, which is in West Palm Beach at the corner or Summit Blvd and Jog Road. The street address is:
6301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33415
What if I already know I would have to miss a meeting?
You are allowed one excused absence per semester.
Do you help people find youth groups to work with?
Yes, we can help you find a group that is convenient for you.
Do all parts of my application have to arrive at Pine Jog by the deadline?
It is absolutely necessary for your actual application to arrive by the established deadline. If you are not able to get your references in by then, make a note on your application that your references will follow.
When is the application deadline?
Applications must be received by March 28, 2014
How Do I Apply?
Application forms must be submitted to Pine Jog Environmental Education Center by March 28, 2014. Approximately 30 fellowships will be awarded. If you have further questions, please contact Kristi Moyer via email (kmarti40@fau.edu), or phone, 561-686-6600.

To access the Pine Jog Fellowship Application click here
To access the Pine Jog Fellowship Brochure click here

Mail application to:
Kristi Moyer
Pine Jog Environmental Education Center
6301 Summit Boulevard
West Palm Beach, Florida, 33415

Are college students eligible?
College students are welcome to apply to the Pine Jog Fellowship. In addition to submitting the Pine Jog Fellowship Application, college students must apply and register as they would for any other course at FAU course. Current FAU students need not reapply to the university. FAU tuition and fees apply to all courses for which credit is received.

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