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Region 1: EPA New England

2010 Environmental Education Grants

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


Connecticut


Soundwaters, Inc.
Grant Amount:  $14,980
1281 Cove Road
Fairfield, CT 06902

The Stamford Partnership for Environmental Education and Stewardship includes Soundwaters, Rogers International School and Stamford’s Environmental Protection Board.  These partners educate 6th grade students to study spawning and nesting behaviors of horseshoe crabs and to conduct annual census and tagging program for educational purposes.  The students learn about coastal ecology, migration, nesting and spawing behaviors of horseshoe crabs which will enhance the science curriculum.  The goals of this project are increased knowledge of coastal habitat through hands-on learning and developed stewardship of their local environment.

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Maine


College of the Atlantic 
Grant Amount:  $18,503
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

This project educates upper elementary and middle school teachers in sustainable energy and energy conservation.  The teachers gain knowledge to initiate or expand energy conservation projects and service learning opportunities for students.  The teachers devise lesson plans and activities to educate their students and develop energy literacy among young people. 

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Massachusetts


Needham Public School
Grant Amount:  $44,510
1330 Highland Avenue
Needham, MA 02492

The Eco-Explorers creates the Environmental Education Leadership Team (EELT) comprised of the local science center, school staff, and community volunteers.  This group becomes better educated in their local environment issues (soil, water, weather, plants, animals, habitat, and humans affect on nature) through inquiry based exploration.  The group link existing school curriculum to include environmental education topics and provide teachers with materials for a school-based outdoor space exploration.  The group educated 20-40 elementary teachers to incorporate their lessons.

Walden Woods Project
Grant Amount:  $12,293
44 Baker Farm Road
Lincoln, MA 01773

The World Wide Waldens curriculum educates high school students on global and local environmental issues.  Teachers use a web-based platform to guide students in completing environmental stewardship projects and sharing their work/experiences with other students.  This project partners with organizations throughout New England to host educator workshops and expand the World Wide Waldens curriculum.  Approximately 200 educator are expected to participate in the workshops throughout New England about 16,000 students educated on the curriculum.   

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New Hampshire


Northeast Resource Recovery Association
Grant Amount:  $41,010
2101 Dover Road
Epsom, NH 03234 

This organization, partnering with Association of VT recyclers, provides a year-long program to educate school systems and its students on solid waste issues.  At the end of the program a youth education summit is planned which allows teenage youth from New England to discuss and tackle solid waste issues.  Also planned is a gathering of teachers and administrators to discuss solid waste issues.

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Rhode Island


Audubon Society of RI
Grant Amount:  $20,124
17 Sanderson Road
Smithfield, RI 02917

The Schoolyard Science for Urban Ecosystems teacher training is created for underserved urban educators at the elementary level in Pawtucket, Central Falls, Providence, East Providence, and Woonsocket.  This program educates 20-25 educators on urban air and water pollution, recycling and limited natural spaces. The series of 5 workshops, each its own theme, provide materials (tool kit) and create a more environmentally literate staff and student body.

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Vermont


Vermont Energy Investment Corporation
Grant Amount:  $38,580
255 South Champlain Street
Burlington, VT 05401

The Renewables Now! Program educates students and teachers to understand what renewable energy is, how to use it efficiently, and make energy-usage choices that result in a sustainable and healthy environment.  The program provides in-service training and in-classroom delivery and support to science teachers in middle and high school classes. 

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