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D.C. After-School Science Program Receives $10,500 Environmental Education Grant From the EPA

Release Date: 7/28/1999
Contact Information: Donna M. Heron 215-814-5113

WASHINGTON, DC -- The Kalorama Citizens Association has been awarded a $10,500 grant to teach 30 fourth and sixth graders about nature and environmental issues.

Students will participate in two classroom training sessions per week plus a weekly field trip to nearby Rock Creek Park. They will also participate in preparing an exhibit, "Children in Rock Creek Park," and learn about nature through canoe trips on the C & O canal.

Conducted at the Marie Reed Community Learning Center, the project will use the GLOBE international environmental research and education program to teach environmental investigations. The students will learn how to conduct systematic data collection about the environment and learn how it functions as a global system.

"The Marie Reed Globe Project will provide an opportunity for inner-city children to work in a natural setting and gain an appreciation of nature and the environment. The EPA’s grant program helps people to understand the importance of protecting public health by preserving a safe environment," said W. Michael McCabe, regional administrator for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

EPA’s education grant program is designed to stimulate grass-roots environmental education. In the mid-Atlantic Region, the 25 grant recipients included schools, civic groups and non-profit organizations. Nationally, $3 million was awarded in 1999.

For more information on this grant, contact Nan Ides at 215-814-5546. EPA’s regional Internet home page also has general information on the grants: