The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuge System and National Conservation Training Center, in partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and the National Wildlife Refuge Association, are inviting applications from organizations interested in initiating the Nature of Learning program in their communities.
The Nature of Learning is a community-based environmental education initiative that seeks to use national wildlife refuges as outdoor classrooms to promote a greater understanding of local conservation issues.
For 2010, the program theme is Climate Change and Citizen Science. Grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded to support education projects focused on the causes and effects of climate change on refuges and to build citizen science partnership programs.
Academic institutions or nonprofit organizations, including "Friends" organizations, cooperative and interpretive associations, Audubon chapters, youth organizations, etc. are eligible to apply. Programs must involve a partnership among a local school(s), community group (e.g., a Friends Organization, nature clubs), and a national wildlife refuge.
Date due: June 14, 2010
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