Teachers: Apply Now for a PSEG Environmental Education Grant
Expanded funding available to help educators make science come alive
Applications are now available for PSEG’s Environmental Education Grant Program, which is being expanded this year in terms of both budget and geographical reach. Teachers who can successfully link their students’ understanding of math, science, computer science, and/or technology concepts with an enthusiasm and appreciation for the environment are encouraged to apply.
Grants of up to $3,500 each are available to teachers of grades K-9. The grants may be used to purchase materials and equipment, take field trips, and develop curriculum-related activities.
Applications that focus on the development of one or more classroom units, the expansion of an existing course or curriculum, or the extension of classroom work to community or after-school activities will be considered.
“Our grantees come up with creative ideas each year, finding ways to get their students involved in hands-on activities that directly support what they’re learning in the classroom,” said Jo Ann Dow-Breslin, PSEG’s manager of community affairs. “We’re proud to support educators and their efforts to encourage their students to think about the environment in new ways.”
This grant budget is now $25,000 and teachers from schools in the company’s utility service area, estuary enhancement program area and emergency planning zone can apply. The application deadline is June 6, 2008, and awardees will be announced in October. Visit www.pseg.com/eegrants for more information and an application.
PSEG’s Environmental Education Grant Program developed as a partnership with the New Jersey Business/Industry/Science Education Consortium (NJ BISEC), and designed in cooperation with the Alliance for New Jersey Environmental Education (ANJEE). Since the grant program started in 1991, more than $296,000 has been awarded to 130 teachers, and a number of them have partnered together on projects.
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