Hi! After years of surveying wildlife, I recently became a college biology instructor (a humble new part-timer). I want to take advantage of some incredible professional development opportunities (teacher training classes held in wilderness areas!!!) that could help me develop that special "spark" as a bio instructor.... but they are pricey! Since I'm not yet a full-timer, my college won't help fund my training. Similarly, many professional development grants are given not to newbies, but to experienced teachers with a long achievement list.
Can anyone recommend funding opportunities (e.g. simple travel grants) for the likes of me, who are just starting out, but have a strong desire to develop and bring back something special from the training to the classroom?