Thursday, May 6, 2010

Grants and Awards

Ocean Guardian Grant

Deadline: June 1, 2010

NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is offering Ocean Guardian grants of $2,000-

$6,000 to a number of California schools whose students create a school or community-based

conservation project that protects their local watershed and the ocean. K-12 schools in the

following counties are eligible: Marin, San Francisco, Alameda, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Santa

Clara, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. This website also

offer lesson plans and videos on ocean education. For more information, visit


Nominate a Garden Crusader

Deadline: June 1, 2010

This year, Gardener’s Supply will award more than $15,000 in cash and gardening gear to

individuals across the country who are using gardening to make a difference in their

communities. For more information, visit


NEA Foundation Green Grants

Deadline: June 1, 2010

With $150,000 in new grant funding designated for projects that integrate green-related topics

and experiences into the classroom, the NEA Foundation is growing its Learning & Leadership

and Student Achievement grants program for individuals and teams of educators. Public school

educators are eligible to apply for individual grants worth up to $5,000 for the development and

implementation of ideas, techniques, and approaches for teaching “green” concepts. Visit

for more information.


NAAEE Pierce Foundation Photo Contest

Deadline: June 10, 2010

NAAEE seeks photos that will inspire people to achieve environmental excellence. Entries

should reflect the theme “Paint Me a Picture.” The photography contest is one element of a

larger effort by NAAEE to re-invigorate the use of the arts in the EE field, and is sponsored by

the Albert I. Pierce Foundation for the fourth year in a row. Information about the photo

contest can be found at the bottom of the following link:


Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder Contest

Deadline: June 16, 2010

Enter the Rachel Carson Sense of Wonder contest. Show how the beauty of

nature inspires you through poetry, essays, photos or dance. Entries must be from a team of two

or more persons, a young person and an older person. For more information, visit


Got Environment

Deadline: December 1, 2010

Participate in the It's My Environment video project coordinated by the U.S.

EPA. Make a personal commitment to make environmental protection a part of your daily life.

Send a video clip of you saying "It's My Environment" and holding up a sign. Anyone can

enter! For more information, visit


Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award (GEELA)

Deadline: June 1, 2010

The Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award Program is California’s

highest environmental honor. The program recognizes individuals, organizations, and

businesses that have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made notable, voluntary

contributions in conserving California’s precious resources, protecting and enhancing our

environment, building public-private partnerships and strengthening the State’s economy.

Award categories, eligibility, and criteria are available at the Cal EPA website at


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