The GLADE Project


The Rural Schools Partnership is proud to support the Green Leadership Academy for Diverse Ecosystems (GLADE) Project.  This project offers tenth and eleventh grade high school students a unique educational opportunity, and we hope our Rural Schools Partners will encourage their students to apply.  Please read below for more details.

The GLADE Project is a the week-long, service-learning, peer-mentoring student academy which is held at Missouri State University’s Bull Shoals Field Station. GLADE provides opportunities for hands-on giant cane and glade habitat restoration, species monitoring, and independent conservation projects. The program will target students from under-served communities in an attempt to give them opportunities to increase their ecological knowledge and awareness of nature, interact with environmental professionals and potential career opportunities, develop the skills needed to become environmental stewards, and restore an important local habitat.  The goal of GLADE is to inspire teens to love and protect their natural environment and give them the tools and opportunities they need to become conservation leaders in their communities.

If you are a high school student from the rural Ozarks interested in participating in this project, see the following information:

GLADE Project Event Date: June 19-25, 2011
Location: Bull Shoals Lake, MSU Field Station
Application deadline: March 18, 2011
Application: See HERE

Visit the GLADE website to read more about this exciting project.

Visit the Greater Ozarks Audubon Society website to read more about their organization.