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EPA Awards $5,000 grant to fund teacher workshops

Release Date: 1/27/2004
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

Contact: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567
PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has a awarded a $5,000 environmental education grant to the Mountain Institute of Elkins, W.V. to fund teacher workshops on environmental sciences.

Under the program, 20 teachers from kindergarten through grade 12 will be selected statewide to participate in two three-day workshops that will include instruction, hands-on activities and interaction with staff mentors to carry out research projects using the facilities and expertise at the Mountain Institute and David Elkins College. In followup sessions, teachers will report on independent research projects and how they used applications in their classrooms.

“By maintaining a prominent environmental education program in our schools, we can help ensure that our future leaders will have the knowledge and experience to make sound environmental decisions that protect our natural resources,” said Donald S. Welsh, EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional administrator.

Since 1992, EPA has provided nearly $3 million annually to local organizations and schools nationwide. These grants fund education programs in nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and governmental agencies supporting a wide range of environmental issues for citizens of all ages.

Visit to find out more about EPA’s environmental education grants and online resources for communities, educators, and children.