SWP environmental education grants available

MARQUETTE — Superior Watershed Partnership is offering grants to educators across the Upper Peninsula looking to expand or develop forestry-based outdoor educational opportunities for students.

A total of $17,500 is available for educator grants; the maximum award per educator is $1,000.

Funding can be used for outdoor education efforts including: native trees/shrubs/plants, hands-on activities, outdoor field experiences, educator professional development, environmental education resources, and more.

Priority will be given to projects focused on forest-based programming benefiting the Great Lakes watershed. Funded projects should include an educational component about the crucial role that trees play in climate adaptation, climate mitigation or community resiliency.

SWP received funding from the USDA Forest Service Eastern Region State and Private Forestry Landscape Scale Restoration program to collaboratively protect and restore priority forest landscapes across the Upper Peninsula.

Through a combination of public outreach, education, and small-scale forestry restoration projects, K-12 students, the Great Lakes Climate Corps and community volunteers will engage in meaningful environmental education efforts, providing immediate ecosystem benefits within three Great Lakes watersheds.

All Upper Peninsula schools/educators are eligible for funding. If you are an educator interested in applying for SWP grant funds, please complete the application by April 30. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Contact kathleen@superiorwatersheds.org for more information about this grant opportunity and transportation funding.


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