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Funding for Outdoor Learning Centers

maria_sosa Posted by maria_sosa in All About Science on Jun 28, 2012 3:29:02 PM

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary award to schools, nature centers, or other non-profit educational organizations to help establish outdoor learning centers. Project goals should focus on enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site. The use of, and teaching about, native plants and the native-plant community is mandatory, and the native plants must be appropriate to the local region and the conditions of the selected site (soil, water, sunlight). Funds will be provided only for the purchase of native plants and seed. Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit and not-for-profit places of learning, including faith based organizations are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2012. On the website you can download an application and even see an example of a successful application, which is helpful for first time applicants.

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