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U.S. EPA GIVES ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION GRANT IN NEVADA

Release Date: 4/20/1995
Contact Information: Ida Tolliver, U.S. EPA, (415) 744-1581

  (San Francisco) --The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(U.S. EPA) today announced the award of an environmental
education grant totaling $5,000 to a non-profit organization from
Nevada.


     "We are really pleased to award these grants to
organizations educating our youth," said Felicia Marcus, regional
administrator of U.S. EPA's western region.  "If we envision an
America where pollution does not threaten the air we breathe, the
water we drink, or the communities in which we live, work, and
play, we must give these future citizens knowledge they need
about their environment to enable them to make responsible
decisions."


     The grants are awarded under the National Environmental
Education Act, and the monies will be used to support projects,
methods, and techniques related to environmental education.  Each
organization will provide matching funds for grants which will
cover a period of one to two years.  Final selections were made
after a careful review of 88 applications by an external panel
from the academic, business, and environmental communities.


     The recipient is:

     Northern Nevada Natural Resources Educational Council, Reno,
($5,000) will sponsor ten one-day field trips for at-risk Washoe
County sixth grade students for an outdoor, interdisciplinary
education experience at Great Basin eco-region.  Students will
explore the unique Great Basin environment through learning
experiences and activities consistent with state curriculum
guidelines.



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