Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation

Environmental Studies Grants

Posted on August 27, 2018

Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation Seeks Applications for Environmental Studies Grants

The Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation was founded in 1996 to continue the work of Melinda Gray Ardia, a biologist, environmental activist, and a middle school science teacher in Newark, New York, who died in an automobile accident that year. The foundation’s mission is to integrate field activities and classroom teaching and incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.

The foundation’s grant program is designed to empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems; promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world; and train students as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.

Through the program, grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded in support of environmental curricula that demonstrate a holistic approach; synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles); include experiential integrated learning and problem solving; and are founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design. In addition, curricula must incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting and present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions.

Any organization, including schools, nonprofits, and governmental agencies, is eligible to apply, and there are no geographic limitations.

Pre-proposals must be received no later than October 2. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by October 19, 2018.

Deadline: October 2, 2018 (Pre-proposals)

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