Environmental education grants

Posted by on March 18, 2005

[posted from RFP Bulletin]

Nature of Learning Grants Program to Support Environmental Education
Deadline: June 15, 2005

The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (<a href="http://www.nfwf.org/">http://www.nfwf.org/</a>) invites applications from
organizations interested in initiating or expanding the Nature of Learning program in their communities.

Nature of Learning, the National Wildlife Refuge System’s community-based environmental education initiative, seeks to use National Wildlife Refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues; encourage an interdisciplinary approach to learning that seeks to enhance student academic achievement; utilize field experiences and student-led stewardship projects to connect classroom lessons to real-world issues; and foster partnerships among local schools, community groups, natural resource professionals, and local businesses.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to support start-up expenses associated with new programs. In addition, grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis to provide continued support to existing Nature of Learning programs.

Schools or nonprofit organizations, including "Friends" groups, cooperative and interpretive associations, Audubon chapters, conservation organizations, and nature centers are eligible to apply for funding. Programs must involve a partnership among a local school(s), community group (e.g., Refuge Support Group), and a National Wildlife Refuge.

See the NFWF Web site for complete program information and application materials.

RFP Link: <a href="http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/818/naturelearning">http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/818/naturelearning</a>

For additional RFPs in Environment, visit: <a href="http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml">http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml</a>

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