DEP's 2016 Environmental Education Grants Program is now open.
chools, colleges and universities, county conservation districts, nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and businesses can apply for the grants.
The grants provide funding to develop programs and projects that support environmental education about issues including:
* Sustainable Living: rain gardens, rain barrels, clean energy, radon protection, composting, and other related topics.
* Chesapeake Bay and Watershed Education: reducing non-point source pollution, abandoned mine drainage/reclamation, water conservation, private water wells, groundwater, and other related topics
ground level ozone, climate change, transportation, and electric generation issues
* Brownfields: brownfield redevelopment and creating sustainable communities
* Energy: energy efficiency and conservation, as well as, school energy teams, natural gas, coal, wind, solar, and other clean energy sources and technologies
* Keystone Energy Education Program (KEEP): school energy teams to reduce school building's energy use
* Climate Change: climate change and mitigation strategies
* Environmental Literacy: engage educators and stakeholders in content standards and field-based environmental education
* Environmental Education Certification: develop and implement institutionalized and community-based certification programs designed for teachers, naturalists, and educators working in schools and environmental education facilities
* Natural Landscaping and Trees: native plant landscaping, riparian buffers, and invasive plant management
* Connecting Children with Nature: immersive outdoor education