2016 Environmental Education Grants Announced

Each year, Environmental Education Grants are awarded to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties) through the DOAS EE Grant Program.  This competitive grant program is also available for Home School Programs as well as Student Service Organizations.  These grants enable educators in our region to add new environmental and conservation focused activities to their curriculum or to continue existing initiatives.  The number of awards and grant amounts are determined based on funds available and the number of qualifying proposals received.  Teachers may receive one grant per school year.  Grants are competitive and will be evaluated by a committee of the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society.  Previous grants have funded projects such as an environmental field day; construction of a weather station; backyard birds and animal habitats study kits; and pond studies.

The deadline for submission for a 2016 DOAS EE Grant is Friday, March 18, 2016.  Selected recipients will be notified by 4/1/16.  Download the Grant Guidelines and Application HERE.

DOAS accepts donations to specifically support the DOAS EE Grant Fund.  If you would like to make a contribution, please send check to DOAS, PO Box 541, Oneonta, NY 13820 with EEGrantDonation in the memo of your check.  For additional information, please contact Education Committee Chair, Susan O’Handley at 607-643-5680 or at sjohandley@gmail.com.

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