Up to $3 million in funding now available for locally-focused environmental education grants

The Environmental Protection Agency is pleased to announce that up to $3 million in funding for locally-focused environmental education grants will be available this week under the 2018 EE Local Grant Program. EPA will award three to four grants in each of EPA’s ten regions, for no less than $50,000 and no more than $100,000 each, for a total of 30-35 grants nationwide. Proposals are due March 15, 2018. The Requests for Proposals will be posted on www.grants.gov later this week.

In addition to other environmental topics, the 2018 EE Local Grant Program includes support for projects that reflect the intersection of environmental issues and agricultural best-practices, conservation of natural resources, food waste management, and natural disaster preparedness. Continue reading

Funding and technical opportunities for school IPM professionals

  1. EPA Presidential Environmental Education Awards for Teachers and Students

Details at https://www.epa.gov/education/presidential-innovation-award-environmental-educators

Application closes March 1, 2017.

The Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators recognizes outstanding kindergarten through grade 12 teachers who employ innovative approaches to environmental education and use the environment as a context for learning for their students. Up to two teachers from each of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 10 regions, from different states, will be selected to receive this award. The White House Council on Environmental Quality, in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administers this award to honor, support and encourage educators who incorporate environmental education in their classrooms and teaching methods. Award winners receive up to $2,500 to continue their professional development in environmental education. Additionally, the teacher’s local education agency will receive up to $2,500 to fund environmental educational activities and programs. Continue reading

Citizen science project to help stop invasive ant

Do you want to help stop an invasive species before it takes over? The cool scientists at the NC Museum of Natural Science working on the School of Ants project have identified the Asian Needle Ant as a potential invasive species and are trying to find out how far it has spread.

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