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Region 1: EPA New England

Environmental Education Grants Federal Fiscal Year 2004

Connecticut | Maine | Massachusetts | New Hampshire | Rhode Island | Vermont


Connecticut


Progressive Training Association, Inc.
Grant Amount: $4,998
965 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605

Project PEEAL (Parent Empowerment and Education about Lead) expands the existing program. This project provides services to parents reentering the community after incarceration, who have children under the age of six in Greater Bridgeport. This project expands its area of service to include a halfway house and another incarceration facility.

Sea Research Foundation, Inc.
Grant Amount: $20,104
55 Coogan Boulevard
New London, CT 06355

Protecting the Jewel in Our Backyard: the Long Island Sound Curricula Outreach Program creates a week-long summer institute for approximately 30 teachers of 5th and 6th grades in New Haven public schools on critical issues facing Connecticut’s marine ecosystems. The institute features outdoor field experiences, many hands-on experiences, interactive workshops, presentations and discussion.

Solar Youth, Inc.
Grant Amount: $14,000
425 West Rock Avenue
New Haven, CT 06515

The Hands-On Learning Adventure (HOLA) is an in-school program that provides hands-on, outdoor learning opportunities to students in the 4th and 5th grade. The program emphasizes the scientific benchmarks in the New Haven Public School Standards as well as developing the understanding that choices people make can affect the environment.

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Maine


Merryspring, Inc.
Grant Amount: $4,500
P.O. Box 893
Camden, ME 04843

This organization partners with schools in a 3-county area to enhance the public school curriculum in natural science and ecology. This program brings students, K-5th grade, out of the classroom and into a natural setting to learn about local habitats and the plant and animal species native to this part of Maine.

University of Maine
Grant Amount: $5,000
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Corbett Hall
Orono, ME 04469

This program is an expansion of the Lake Leaders training. Over 250 lakefront landowners have been trained in lake threats and protection methods. This program provides additional training to over 20 individuals in lake leadership, outreach and education methods on water quality. After the training, these individuals develop small-group proposals for better lake protection.

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Massachusetts


Cohasset Middle High School
Grant Amount: $4,855
143 Pond Street
Cohasset, MA 02025

This project enables Cohasset Middle High School students and teachers to further develop assessment tools in the education model for water quality monitoring. The school’s summer institute engages students in investigations of community problems and trains students to conduct investigations according to protocols with the outdoor environment as the primary classroom.

Northeast Sustainable Energy Association, Inc.
Grant Amount: $7,355
50 Miles Street
Greenfield, MA 01301

This project expands the Earth Smart Travel program. This program expands the number, geographic range, and effectiveness of environmental education organizations that train teachers and/or reach students directly with activities that involve students in evaluating the impacts of their current transportation options and identifying Earth-friendly transportation issues.

Tent City Corporation
Grant Amount: $4,800
359 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

This project implements a fuel cell environmental education unit into the Boston Renaissance Charter School’s 8th grade science curriculum. Renewable energy resources, such as hydrogen fuel cells, represent a relief for environmental problems and bring economic opportunities.

Town of Amesbury
Grant Amount: $ 4,936
62 Friend Street
Amesbury, MA 01913

Camp Kent Environmental Center and the Powow River Conservation Area hold many programs environmental programs throughout the year, i.e. six week summer program for 3-8 grade students, free monthly family programs. Camp Kent is creating a Citizen Scientist Project. In this program citizens of all ages undertake hands-on environmental surveys and field observations increasing community knowledge of the natural environment, bird species, floral and faunal identifications.

The Walden Wood Project
Grant Amount: $17,997
44 Baker Farm
Lincoln, MA 01773

This organization expands to its successful teacher training seminars with Approaching Walden. Public high school history, science, social science, and English teacher in Massachusetts are targeted to attend the two week seminar. Approaching Walden uses the writings of Henry David Thoreau and the Walden Wood setting to create place-based lessons about their own communities and link those lessons to the state’s learning standards.

Westport River Watershed Alliance, Inc.
Grant Amount: $5,000
1151 Main Road, P.O. Box 3427
Westport, MA 02790-0703

Two components of the Watershed Education Program, Adopt-A-Trout and Dune Restoration Project, provide 7/8th grade and 5th grade students interdisciplinary, project-based learning experiences while making improvements in the ecological health of some of the natural communities found in their own backyard. These components are consistent with the state’s learning frameworks.

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New Hampshire


Appalachian Mountain Club (AMC)
Grant Amount: $10,200
5 Joy Street
Boston, MA 02108

This organization offers education programs and workshops for the public. The Mountain Watch program educates the local community, New England schools and the public-at-large coming to AMC facilities on the interface of air pollution, climate variability and their potential impact on northeast’s higher peaks.

Keene State College
Grant Amount: $15, 450
229 Main Street
Keene, NH 03435

The college along with its partners expand successful elementary level vermicomposting curriculum. This project introduces and establishes vermicomposting in secondary school settings by creating a core curriculum for grades 7-12, combining vermicomposting with the National Geography Standards.

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Rhode Island


Save the Bay, Inc.
Grant Amount: $24,789
434 Smith Street
Providence, RI 02908

Partnering with Central Falls and Newport High Schools, this project educates 10-12th grade students on the connection between their community and the environment health of the Narragansett Bay estuary and its watershed. Also, since many of the students participating will not attend a four year college, this project exposes them to possible careers.

Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association
Grant Amount: $5,000
203 B. Arcadia Road
Hope Valley, RI 02832

This project standardizes water quality monitoring protocols used by RI and CT middle and high schools, provides a format for publishing data, and supports teachers in their work of teaching science skills. By enabling schools to collect water quality monitoring data in such a way that comparisons can be made between schools across the state and region, students sense of stewardship for their local water systems is enhanced.

Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Grant Amount: $10,326
532 Kinsley Avenue
Providence, RI 02909

Partnering with the Blackstone Valley Rivers Project, this project trains about 30 elementary and/or secondary school teachers in the Woonasquatucket River watershed on an integrated rivers curriculum utilizing the river as the basis for teaching chemistry, biology, earth science, geography, language arts, and mathematics. This project also prepares teachers to educate children on nonpoint source pollution and keeping the river clean.

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Vermont


National Wildlife Federation
Grant Amount: $24,143
58 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Habitat Stewards: Building Community-Level Ecological Stewardship is a community-wide education initiative that provides community members, teachers, administrator, and students with opportunities to contribute to healthy wildlife habitat by becoming stewards of their local environment. A three-day workshop trains 25 community volunteers to educate and assist other residents in the creation and restoration of wildlife habitat.

University of Vermont & State Agriculture College
Grant Amount: $5,447
340 Waterman Building
Burlington, VT 05405

This project expands its successful job-training program for teens based on sustainable agriculture. The main goal of this project is providing employment and career development opportunities though agriculture for youth that develops transferable skills into the workforce.

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