SPONSOR THE SYMPOSIUM

We are proud to be planning the second annual Frontiers in Ornithology: A Symposium for Youth— an unprecedented symposium held for young people with an interest in ornithology and related fields of study. The event will be held in November 2023 at the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, Delaware.

The primary mission of this event is to focus on ornithology and conservation science. The symposium does not focus on birding, bird identification techniques, or listing birds, but instead on cutting edge technologies being used in avian research and study, careers in ornithology, and how to pursue that focus in either higher education or vocationally. The symposium also provides opportunities toward understanding and promoting involvement in conservation science initiatives.

While the symposium specifically targets youth and organizations based in the mid-Atlantic region, there are no geographical boundaries for those wishing to attend or support this symposium. Participants from our inaugural event came from 14 different states!

We are excited to be extending an invitation to you to share in this event as a supporter! Specific sponsorship levels will be posted soon, but opportunities will range from $100 to $10,000.

Another consideration to consider is sponsoring one or more youth to attend at the nominal fee per participant.

Collaboration from many organizations is a vital part of this event in order to support aspiring young people and also provides an opportunity to connect many organizations together.

To learn more about how you can collaborate, and provide symposium assistance or to have questions answered, please email us with your level of interest.

We thank you and look forward to our partnership!

Cheers,

The Frontiers in Ornithology Planning Team

Holly Merker and Mary-Therese Grob, Co-Chairs
Chris Eberly
Mollee Brown

Email us at frontiersinornithology@gmail.com to become a sponsor.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING YOUNG BIRDERS AS THEY EXPLORE OPTIONS FOR THEIR FUTURE.