EPA grants are awarded once a year under the National Environmental Education Act, to stimulate environmental education through local organizations. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Region 5 recently awarded environmental education grants to two Minnesota organizations, Eco Education and the Patricia L and Wendell W Maltby Foundation. Eco Education in St. Paul received $15,000, and The Patricia L. and Wendell W. Maltby Foundation, Randolph, received $6,285.
The Minnesota groups are among 10 organizations in Region 5 to receive a total of $187,200 in environment
al education grant money this year.
“The Eco Education project will focus on teachers and build their knowledge of current urban environmental issues. Teachers will in turn instruct students, through service-learning, issue investigation, relationship building and youth leadership to become active participants in current environmental issues facing their communities and the state of Minnesota.
The Maltby Foundation project will encourage 7th and 8th grade students to connect with the Cannon River near Minneapolis as they investigate water quality, explore watershed concepts and recognize how their daily actions and choices affect water quality. Students will make repeated trips to the river to collect and analyze water information.”
Source: U.S. EPA, NewsBlaze