Robert G. “Bob” Jennings loved watching birds and tasting beer. His bird life list was 668, while his beer list stands at 842. As director of Lakeside Nature Center of Kansas City, he started an outdoor education program. In 1977, he became the first director and continued for 25 years at Oxley Nature Center in Tulsa, OK. He wrote “From the Stump”, a collection of articles written for the Oxley Nature Center Newsletter. He co-authored the ‘classic’ Midwest Bird Guide among others.
As an NAI Founder, he received many awards in his career, including that of NAI Fellow. He loved inspiring others to learn about, protect, and share our natural world with others.
The Bob Jennings Scholarship Program strives to reward those who show a passion for interpretation in addition to demonstrating financial need. National Workshop Grants allow interpreters to attend NAI’s National Workshop where they are able to network with other professional interpreters and grow their skill set.
Submissions for 2019 are currently open -Apply today! The deadline to apply is May 15th, 2019.