Recent Blog Posts

New Funding Opportunity from NOAA’s Office of Education

Mar 02, 2015 by Julie Walker

NOAA’s Office of Education (OEd) has issued a request for applications for projects designed to strengthen the public’s and/or K-12 students’ environmental literacy to improve community resilience to extreme weather events and environmental changes. Successful projects will advance NOAA’s mission and build the environmental literacy necessary for community resilience by focusing on geographic awareness and an understanding of Earth systems and the threats and vulnerabilities that are associated with a community’s location.  Eligible applicants are limited to institutions of higher education; other nonprofits, including informal education institutions such as museums, zoos, and aquariums; K-12 public and independent schools and school systems; and state, local and Indian tribal governments in the United States. Proposed projects should be between two and five years in duration and have total budget requests of $250,000 to $500,000 for all years of the project. 

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Join us for the 2015 Climate Science Academy

Feb 20, 2015 by Julie Walker

What role does climate change play and how can you help your students understand this complex topic?  Delaware and Maryland educators are invited to participate in an exciting professional development opportunity designed to help you bring climate change into the classroom. The 2015 MADE CLEAR Climate Science Academy will provide up-to-date science information, model lessons and activities, and practical experience as you prepare to introduce climate change to your students!

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Citizen Science Workshop: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Jan 29, 2015 by Julie Walker

Learn about some of the take aways from the NOAA Chesapeake Bay office Citizen Science Workshop Series: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, held at the NOAA Environmental Science Training Center in Oxford, MD. Learn about the growing field, and how you can apply it to your classroom, and how to sign up for the next workshop in the series.

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Apply Today for a Captain Planet Small Grant!

Jan 16, 2015 by Julie Walker

The Atlanta-based Captain Planet Foundation was founded by Ted Turner in 1991 and now chaired by his daughter Laura Turner Seydel.  The Foundation supports high-quality, hands-on environmental stewardship projects that have enabled more than 1.1M youth across the U.S. and around the world make significant environmental improvements to their schools or communities.The Captain Planet Foundation will fund as many projects as its annual resources allow, so apply for a small grant today!

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