The Wolfgang Franzen Scholarship Fund
at Coyote Trails School of Nature.
Wolf (as he was known by his friends and family)
The Wolfgang Franzen Scholarship Fund was established by Cola Franzen, in
memory of her husband of 69 years, who passed away on March 27, 2012. This
Scholarship Fund serves as an avenue for memorial contributions, in his
honor, to support the flowering of nature appreciation and wilderness
immersion in the younger generations. Wolf loved the ‘Great Outdoors’.
Wolf received his PhD in 1949 in the field of atomic physics, was a Boston
University Professor for 15+yrs, a NATO Senior Fellowship recipient, held
four patents, spoke four languages, and visited a large diversity of
cultures and landscapes around the world with his wife. Their beloved
summer-home in Harvard, MA, was where they would return, for over 40
years, to treasure the peacefulness of nature, garden, and enjoy the
company of the local wildlife.
This scholarship fund supports applicants who are requesting financial
assistance in one of the week long wilderness classes at Coyote Trails
School of Nature.
“Now I see the secret of making the best persons. It is to grow up in the
open air and to eat and sleep with the earth."
- Walt Whitman
Donate any amount, but here are some ideas of how we will use it:
$18- buys a tracking field guide for class use.
$53- Feeds one student for a week
$145- Helps one student take a weekend nature program
$275- Sends one student to day camp for a week
$650- Helps one student take a week long wilderness skills class
$1000- Sends a parent with their child to a week long family skills program