Classroom grants of up to $500 provide funding to classroom teachers for projects that enhance learning of conservation and environmental practices.
Eligible educators include teachers and principals in NC schools serving grades K-12.
Visit NCASWCD for an application form and instructions. Applications and instructions are generally posted in early fall, and are due into the Cabarrus Soil and Water Conservation District office by December 1. Classroom grants are sponsored by the NC Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts (NCASWCD) auxiliary, a non-profit, non-partisan organization formed to assist and support district supervisors in achieving their goals.
The Conservation Education Teacher of the Year Award is a national event designed to recognize educators for creating innovative activities reaching students and a variety of other audiences. Teachers are encouraged to create an awareness and appreciation of the value of conservation education and to advance the proper management, protection and enhancement of the nation's soil, water and related natural resources.
Teacher of the Year categories are elementary (grades K - 6) and secondary (grades 7 - 12). All teachers in public, private and parochial schools in the US and its territories are eligible to participate in the program. The winning elementary and secondary teacher each receive a plaque and a $200 cash award for professional development and/or the purchase of resources to enhance environmental education.
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