Tom Schantz Kayaking in Prince William Sound

Tom Schantz, twin brother of Tim, served as the guide and host for our recipients to the Kackemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  After his loss in 2014 the Foundation struggled to determine how to coordinate these trips without him.  We are pleased to announce that effective 2017 we entered into a partnership with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies in Homer, Alaska and have resumed awarding trips.  We have begun accepting applications for the 2018 trip.  Please click the Application link above or see the Application page for more information.

We are pleased to announce that Neil Gilbert, a post graduate student Biology student at the University of Alabama, was selected by the Foundation to attend the 2017 Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival.  Neil delivered a presentation at the festival is titled “Beyond leg color: advanced shorebird identification”.  In addition to presenting a topic to the festival attendees, Neil enjoyed the rest of the Shorebird Festival activities in Homer and was hosted for two days of guided birding in the Anchorage bowl area.  For more information on Neil and our other past recipients, please visit our Recipients page.