Redwood Education Grants Available From Save the Redwoods League

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The League is now accepting applications for 2011-12 grants to fund redwood education and create opportunities for people to visit redwoods forests. Submissions due to the League by June 30, 2011

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“The education grants program plays a key role in Save the Redwoods League’s mission to protect redwoods by making it possible for people of all ages to learn about these forests,” said Emily Limm, Ph.D, director of science for Save the Redwoods League.

Save the Redwoods League, the only nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting ancient redwood forests throughout their natural range, today announced a call for education grant applications from schools, park cooperating associations and nonprofits that can provide redwoods education in and out of the classroom. The League will award up to $100,000 total in grants to fund redwood education programs and create opportunities for people of all ages to visit and learn about redwood forests.

This year, the League requests proposals that provide firsthand experiences in redwood forests for diverse groups of people, especially urban and rural communities, as well as those that engage the public in redwood forest research through citizen science projects.

“The education grants program plays a key role in Save the Redwoods League’s mission to protect redwoods by making it possible for people of all ages to learn about these forests,” said Emily Limm, Ph.D, director of science and planning for Save the Redwoods League. “Through our new call for citizen science projects, the League is encouraging even greater public participation in redwood forest research.”

In 2011, Save the Redwoods League is requesting proposals for projects that:

--Provide engaging, firsthand experiences in redwood forests for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds
--Help K–12 classroom teachers teach students about redwoods
--Foster the sharing of redwood resources OR evaluate existing redwood education programs
--Engage the public in redwood forest research through citizen science projects.

Since the formation of the Education Grants Program in 2000, Save the Redwoods League has awarded 270 grants totaling more than $975,000 to support redwood education programs across California. The League is now accepting applications for 2011-12 education grants. The deadline for submission is June 30, 2011.

To learn more or to download Save the Redwoods League’s education grant application, please visit: http://savetheredwoods.org/education/edgrants.shtml

About Save the Redwoods League
Walk through a redwood forest—home of the tallest, largest and some of the oldest living beings on Earth—and you can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of awe and peace among these magnificent giants. Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has led the effort to protect the coast redwoods and giant sequoias for all to experience and enjoy. To date the League has completed the purchase of more than 189,000 acres of forestland. For more information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org, or to receive monthly e-mail updates, sign up at SaveTheRedwoods.org/signup.

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