Grants for up to $5,000 are available for Chesapeake Bay field experiences such as boat trips, student action projects that restore and protect the environment, schoolyard habitat projects, and Chesapeake Bay-related teacher training opportunities.
Earth Day Network is working to build on the success of our Green Schools Campaign by conducting extensive lighting efficiency swap-outs and solar panel system installations at K-12 schools around the country. In addition to these physical upgrades, we will work with teachers and administrators to tie these school enhancements to classroom lessons and community events in order to provide learning experiences for students, faculty and parents. Members of our Educator's Network are eligible to receive support and donations to carry out green upgrades and educational programs at their schools.
The Captain Planet Foundation provides grant funds of $250 - $2500 for projects that promote environmental understanding and awareness for young people through hands-on activities. Next deadline for applications is December 31, 2009.
Professional Development and/or Fellowship Opportunities For Teachers:
The mission of NOAA's Teacher at Sea program is to give teachers a clearer insight into our ocean planet, a greater understanding of maritime work and studies, and to increase their level of environmental literacy by fostering an interdisciplinary research experience. Since 1990, NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program has enabled more than 550 teachers to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea by working on research ships. Teachers have enriched their classroom curricula with a depth of understanding made possible by living and working side-by-side, day and night, with those who contribute to the world's body of scientific knowledge. No matter which type of cruise you embark on, you are bound to learn an array of new things! Application deadline for 2010 field season: December 31, 2009.
Funding Opportunities For Organizations: