“The education grants program plays a key role in the mission of Save the Redwoods League to protect redwoods by making it possible for people of all ages to learn about these forests,” said Emily Burns, Ph.D, director of science for the League.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2012
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 other nonprofits that can provide redwood 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 diverse groups of people to visit and learn about redwood forests.
Save the Redwoods League requests proposals for projects that:
--Provide engaging, firsthand experiences in redwood forests for people of all ages and diverse backgrounds, especially for urban and rural communities.
--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.
This year, the League is especially interested in proposals that engage the public in redwood forest research through citizen science projects, including those projects that use social media or are initiated, designed and implemented by K–12 students.
“The education grants program plays a key role in the mission of Save the Redwoods League to protect redwoods by making it possible for people of all ages to learn about these forests,” said Emily Burns, Ph.D, director of science for Save the Redwoods League. “Through our call for citizen science projects, the League is encouraging even greater public participation in redwood forest research.”
Since 2000, Save the Redwoods League has awarded more than 300 grants totaling more than $1 million to schools, park associations, and environmental education organizations across California. The League’s education program has served more than 445,000 people. Please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org/Education for 2012 application information. The deadline for submission is June 29, 2012.
To learn more or to apply, please visit: SaveTheRedwoods.org/edgrants
About Save the Redwoods League
Since 1918, Save the Redwoods League has protected and restored redwood forests and connected people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish. Unfortunately, some ancient redwoods remain unprotected, and forests that are protected face threats from a changing environment, disease and devastating government budget cuts. Donations help us save these special places, allowing us to purchase redwood land, restore logged forests, research how to best protect them and teach children and adults about these magical expressions of life. To date the League has completed the purchase of more than 189,000 acres of redwood forest and associated land. For more information, please visit SaveTheRedwoods.org, or to receive monthly email updates, sign up at SaveTheRedwoods.org/signup.