Science Education Companies Partner to Award Grant to Simi Valley, California Teacher

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Knolls Elementary educator Teri Landy lands a grant from three online science education companies working to invest in classrooms across the United States through the Kidwings Finding Funding Grant, an award given by California based Nature-Watch, New York based Wards Science, and the grant founder, Owl Brand Discovery Kits.

Teri Landy echoes that sentiment, "Owl pellets bring the lesson to life. I can show videos, but it does not replace taking apart the owl pellet and talking about the circle of life and how it works.

Each month of the year, a science teacher and enthusiast from around the United States receives an investment in their ability to inspire the next generation of biologists, ecologists, and science minded individuals. It all began as a modest grant by Wyoming based Owl Brand Discovery Kits, a retailer of sterilized barn owl pellets since 1996. 

"It's exciting to be a part of solutions in classrooms when it comes to making hands on science an affordable reality," comments Owl Brand President, Chris Anderson. "We've been really fortunate to consider giving a profound part of our business plan and have made many friends because of it." 

The July recipient Teri Landy commented in her application, "With science it really only comes together with the hands on experiments. The biggest obstacle is that I do not have enough money to buy a lot of the tools."

That's why Anderson invited two companies that he's been in business with for well over more a decade. Neither Wards Natural Science or Nature-Watch hesitated to get involved. He shares, "Wards & Nature-Watch were both excited to get on board, matching our grant and invigorating it with our customers, many of whom we share. It's real community building and a big part of our company philosophy. But that's secondary to the ability to help a teacher motivate students through getting their hands on our products."

Teri Landy echoes that sentiment, "Owl pellets bring the lesson to life. I can show videos, but it does not replace taking apart the owl pellet and talking about the circle of life and how it works. It is so exciting for the students. My students were so excited to begin. There was so much conversation and excitement."

About The Kidwings Finding Funding Grant
Kidwings chooses a recipient from the United States monthly. Applicant responses actually help education partners improve products based on answers provided. Request are rated by expression of need, creativity, and the investment in outcomes. Learn more about the grant at 

About Wards Science and Nature-Watch, & Owl Brand Discovery Kits

For 150 years, Ward’s Science strives to carry on in the spirit of founder, Henry Augustus Ward, with his infinite sense of wonder and dedication to bringing the natural sciences, innovative technology, complete curriculum activities, and time-saving resources into science classrooms, so teachers can inspire their students to embark on their own journey of science discovery. Learn more at

Since 1987 Nature-Watch has provided environmental science curriculum and nature craft projects to thousands of schools, camps, museums, nature centers, park and recreation programs, zoos, libraries, after-school programs, scouts and many others. Our hands on educational materials and crafts engage, enlighten and enliven the learning experience for children while being a great resource of nature instructional materials for indoor and outdoor educators. Learn more about their company and products at 

Having served thousands of educators from home school to scout to public schools, Owl Brand Discovery Kits (OBDK) has become a recognized source of quality, fun, and affordable science projects since 1996. In 2005, enjoyed recognition from National Geographic Canada as a top resource for educators.

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