Environmental Curricula Grants
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
Grant amount: Up to US $1,500
Next anticipated deadline: Sep 10, 2018 (Pre proposal)
Later anticipated deadlines: Sep 21, 2018 (Full proposal)
Applicant type: Organizations
Funding uses: Education / Outreach
Location of project: Anywhere in the world
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Environmental Curricula Grants
The Foundation seeks to contribute to the development, implementation and/or field testing of environmental curricula that meet the mission, goals below.
The mission of our grant program is to support educators in developing and implementing holistic environmental curricula that:
- Integrate field activities and classroom teaching, and
- Incorporate basic ecological principles and problem solving.
We have developed our grant program with the following goals:
- To empower and encourage students to become involved in solving environmental and social problems;
- To promote thoughtful and appropriate analysis and understanding of the natural world;
- To train students as informed decision makers through the emphasis and application of basic ecological principles.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Any organization is eligible to apply, including schools, non-profits, governmental agencies and others.
- The only criterion is that we are required to provide funds to an organization, not to an individual.
- If you are self-employed, you need to find a sponsoring organization.
- We fund organizations across the globe, for example in Tanzania, Kenya, Guatemala, Chile and Bangladesh.
- To be awarded a grant, environmental curricula must:
- Show a holistic approach;
- Strive to synthesize multiple levels of learning (facts, concepts, principles);
- Include experiential integrated learning and problem solving;
- Be founded on basic scientific principles, including hypothesis testing and experimental design;
- Incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting;
- Present controversial issues objectively, stressing the development of individual student opinions.
- We summarize the kinds of proposals we are most likely to fund:
- Students address an important local or global problem
- Students design and conduct experiments or research projects in order to learn how to do science, while at the same time learning important content.
- Lessons integrate classroom learning and field learning. all of our successful projects include both field-based learning that extends beyond a simple "field trip" and classroom-based learning.
- The only criterion is that we are required to provide funds to an organization, not to an individual. If you are self-employed, you need to find a sponsoring organization.
- A common reason we don't fund a proposal is it is a proposal with limited scientific content.
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