Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant

Provided by: Georgia Recycling Coalition

The Georgia Recycling Coalition is now accepting applications for its 2012 Spirit of Green School Recycling Grant Awards. This program recognizes excellence in recycling and waste reduction in Georgia. Three $500 grants will be awarded to the top elementary, middle, and high schools. Georgia public and private schools are eligible to apply.

Apply by September 28, 2012.

Project Learning Tree GreenWorks! Grants

Project Learning Tree (PLT) GreenWorks! Grants in amounts up to $1,000 are available. Applicants must have attended a PLT workshop. Proposed projects must:
  • Involve service-learning
  • Exemplify student voice
  • Involve at least one community partner
  • Secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)
  • Be completed in one year

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Apply by September 30, 2012.

Target Field Trip Grants

Target will be awarding more than 5,000 grants of $700 each to schools for the upcoming school year. Teachers can use grants to fund school field trips to connect their curricula to out-of-school experiences, including trips to art museums, cultural events, civic experiences and environmental sites.  

Grants will be awarded to educators, teachers, principals, para-professionals and/or classified staff employed by an accredited K-12 public, private or charter school in the U.S. that maintains a 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1) tax-exempt status.

Apply by September 30, 2012. 

Green Thumb Challenge $5,000 Award

Green Education Foundation (GEF) and Gardener’s Supply Company are calling on schools and youth groups to submit chronicles of their garden projects in a race to win a $5,000 grant. Chronicles can include videos, digital portfolios or scanned artwork with descriptions. Existing garden programs involving K-12 students are eligible to apply.

The Green Thumb Challenge aims to connect children with nature and the healthy benefits of gardening as part of a nationwide movement to get kids growing. Whether sowing seeds during one class period, planting bulbs in one afternoon, or planning an outdoor garden that comes back year after year, you and your students can be part of the movement! Take advantage of the free activities and standards-based lessons linking the classroom to the garden. Kids will be excited to get their hands in the soil, to learn while using all their senses, and make real connections to classroom curriculum.

Enter by September 30, 2012. 


Herb Garden Grants

The Herb Society of America (HSA) is accepting applications for its Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant. Public or private school teachers in grades 3-6 with a minimum class size of 15 students are eligible to apply.

Five schools will each receive four Prepara® Power Plant pro indoor soil-less gardening stations, plus educational materials from the HSA to use in the classroom. Each gardening station will include the unit, grow sponge, nutrient, seeds and lamp. 

Four schools or classrooms will receive $200 in "seed money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The HSA will provide seeds and educational materials.

Apply by October 1, 2012.

Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Grant Program awards grants to schools, nature centers and other non-profit educational organizations to establish outdoor learning centers. Grant funds may only be used to purchase native plants and seeds. Awards range from $100 to $500 each. Successful grants are eligible to partner with SFE native plant nursery partners for discounts on seeds and plants.

Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of and teaching about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory and must be appropriate to the local ecoregion and site conditions (soil, water, sunlight).

Apply by October 15, 2012. http://www.wildones.org/seedmony.html

Dr. Teri Hamlin
North Region Agriculture Education
Georgia Department of Education
204C Four Towers University of Georgia
Athens, Ga 30602
706-552-4461 / 706-540-0032
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