January 2022 Newsletter
It's been a busy start to the year for us here at WRFI Headquarters! The search is underway for WRFI's next leader, and our Board of Directors is still accepting applications from folks interested in becoming WRFI's new Executive Director. Those with ample experience in nonprofit management and fundraising with a passion for experiential education are encouraged to apply! We are also on the lookout for new field instructors to join our teaching team this year. Visit WRFI's Employment page to learn more.

In the meantime, winter is flying by and we've got our sights set on our 2022 field season. Read on for links to upcoming courses, scholarship information, and more!
Energy & Climate Change in Montana | June 14 - July 11, 2022

Summer Semester | June 16 - July 27, 2022

In the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem | June 20 - July 10, 2022

Climate Change & Visions of a Sustainable Future | July 20 - Aug 9, 2022

Human/Land Relations | Aug 24 - Oct 25, 2022

Desert Canyons & Cultures | Sept 13 - Nov 14, 2022
We've got scholarship funds, and we intend to use them! Students accepted to our 2022 courses are welcome to apply for the following scholarships:

GENERAL SCHOLARSHIP: A financial need-based scholarship for students on any course. Awards typically amount to 10-15% of course tuition.

BETH MORRIS SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship for Cycle the Rockies students interested in proposing a media project based on their course experience. Awards range up to $1,500 in course tuition.

JOEL DIBIASE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship for Restoration Ecology students, in honor of WRFI alumnus Joel DiBiase.

MATT THOMAS SCHOLARSHIP: A scholarship for Montana Afoot & Afloat students, in honor of WRFI co-founder Matt Thomas. Awards range between $500 and $1,000.

MONTANA RESIDENT TUITION DISCOUNT: Our version of in-state tuition! Montana residents receive an automatic 15% off of any course tuition.

Students must be accepted to a WRFI course before applying for a scholarship. We process scholarship applications on a rolling basis, so the sooner you apply, the higher your chances of receiving funding!
We'll be hosting another round of virtual info sessions this semester, which anyone is welcome to join from anywhere! These sessions are structured to give those new to WRFI a comprehensive overview of our organization and the specific courses that we offer. At each info session, a 20-minute presentation will be followed by plenty of time for Q&A. We hope to see you there!
Register for a Zoom link below:

**Please note that times are listed in Mountain Time**
Can't make it to an info session? We'll also be hosting virtual office hours every other Friday for anyone who wants to pop in for a quick question or casual chat with WRFI staff and alumni. Check out the events calendar on our website for a full schedule of drop-in office hours.
WRFI is accepting applications for 2022 field instructors! Do you know someone with college-level teaching experience, a Wilderness First Responder, and an enthusiasm for experiential learning? Send them our way!

Visit wrfi.net/about/employment/ for a current list of instructor openings. Candidates must have a master's degree or higher in a relevant academic field. WRFI will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis until all instructor positions are filled.
It's not too late to get a hold of your very own 2022 WRFI wall calendar! Visit our photo contest webpage to take a closer look at the winners from our 2021 photo contest that are featured alongside each month in our 2022 calendar. Photographers include alumni and instructors from nine different WRFI courses over the years.

Calendars are now available at a discounted price until sold out! They are currently marked down to $12 from $20. Grab one before they're gone!

In addition to calendars, we have our usual stock of WRFI hats, t-shirts, mugs, Nalgenes, and more. Check out our online store for all your WRFI swag needs!
Wild Rockies Field Institute is a 501(c)3 organization. Your gift is fully tax deductible. Our Federal Identification Number is 81-0487425.