The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is hosting its annual meeting in Morgantown, WV and they want more students like you to attend and explore the exciting professional world of arboriculture! The best part is, they know that money can be tight when you’re paying for classes, so they have several scholarship opportunities for you to go for a reduced rate or free!
Not only that, but Student Membership to the MAC-ISA is FREE!! Yes, FREE! That’s a $60 savings! For those of you who don’t know, the MAC-ISA is our superstar hometown chapter of the ISA, and they’re the ones who help organize local events such as ISA Certified Arborist Certification Courses, Tree Climbing Competitions, Day of Safety! If I were still a student, I wouldn’t miss the opportunity to go to this amazing event and save some money.
Educational Sessions include:
Ecological Design & Management of our Urban Forests
Building a Resilient City of Trees in a Changing Climate
Structural Pruning Introduction
Safety 201 – Why all the Gadgets
SRT/MRS Climbing Systems
Practical Use of Drone in the Arborist Industry
Managing Large Tree Inventories
Emerging Insects & Diseases in the Mid-Atlantic,
Diseases of Oaks…and much more!
Plus if you’re already a certified arborist, some of these classes count as CEUs for recertification! You must be a member of MAC-ISA and currently enrolled in arboriculture, urban forestry, horticulture or related programs. Scholarship funds cover registration and two nights at the Marriott in Morgantown!
As a professional organization, they also offer other scholarships for budding arborists, make sure to check them out here for more details on how you could possibly save some money on your classes and materials!