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Environmental Education Grants 2003

Alaska - Idaho - Oregon - Washington

Alaska Bird Observatory (ABO) - $5,000
Andrea Swingley, Fairbanks, AK, 907-451-7159
Frosty Feathers of the Far North
In the first year of this project; the lessons, combined with classroom visits by the Observatory= s Education Coordinator and a project web site, will educate approximately 272 students about environmental careers, ecology of a common resident bird species in Alaska, potential environmental threats to birds, and how to conduct scientific inquiries.

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) - $5,000
Marilyn Sigman, Homer, AK , 907-235-6667
Youth Area Watch (YAW) Teacher Training Workshop
The CACS project will provide a two-day training workshop for teachers involved in the YAW program which is an environmental science and education program stressing the involvement of students in A real world @ environmental research and monitoring through scientific-student partnerships. CACS will train teachers in GLOBE coastal data collection activities, while scientists will introduce the environmental issues related to their research in other activities. The project will serve as a model that can be extended to schools in other Alaska communities.

Native Village of Afognak - $20,000
John Larsen, Kodiak, AK, 907-486-6357
Academy of Elders/Science Camp Environmental Education Documentary
The Village will hold an inter-generational training camp for teachers, Alutiiq Elders and youth to explore blending traditional and scientific knowledge into public education. A documentary will be made of the program to educate the wider community about the important environmental issues impacting the region.

Idaho Environmental Educational Association - $4,950
Donny Rosh, Pocatello, ID 208-232-5674
Coaches for Kids Using Their Environment as an Integrating Context for Learning (EIC)
IEEA will set up a cadre of "coaches" from each school's community, who have technical knowledge, planning and facilitation skills, and offer connections to natural resources.

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute (PCI) - $17,255
Greg Fizzle, Moscow, ID 208-882-1444
PCI will highlight the local watershed = s water quality data, weather data, soils, geology, land use, through an online website using GIS technology. They will provide teacher workshops, student outreach programs, and membership/citizen workshops to field test the GIS system and demonstrate how the web-based tool can be used to enhance student learning and achievement.


Corvallis School District 509J (EEAO) - $13,784
Christen Erickson, Corvallis, OR 541-757-5951
Keepers of the Creek
Jefferson Elementary School will work with local high school students, community members and organizations to develop, implement and maintain a stream restoration project for the section of Dixon Creek that runs by the school. The students will monitor water quality and work to restore the creek to a more natural state.

Environmental Education Association of Oregon (EEAO) - $21,857
Linda Rhoads, Portland, OR 503-234-3326
Building Capacity Through Leadership and Strategic Planning
The EEAO Board of Trustees will engage in strategic planning to lay out the future of environmental education in Oregon. The EEAO is a non-profit organization of educators throughout the state whose mission is to unify ee efforts, make resources available to citizens, and improve the public = s understanding of environmental education.

Lower Columbia River Estuary Partnership (LCREP) - $9,537
Tammy Sanders, Portland, OR 503-226-1565
Lower Columbia Region Elementary School Teachers Workshops
LCREP will host eight elementary school teacher workshops, to prepare teachers to engage their students in environmental activities in the classroom and in the field. The teachers will learn to conduct local field studies in nearby streams and wetlands, while integrating the historical context of environmental issues.

Parkdale Elementary School - $3,800
Kim Bauer, Parkdale, OR 541-352-6255
Fifth Grade Water Quality Monitoring and Results Presentations
Fifth graders at Parkdale Elementary School will conduct streamside water quality monitoring, analyze the data and present the results as part of a larger river basin study being done by the State of Oregon. Approximately 40 students will present the results of their work to other students, to the community at an open house, to the press, and to the Hood River Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors.

Umpqua Basin Watershed Council - $20,850
Nancy Geyer, Roseburg, OR 541-673-5756
Riparian Restoration and Fish Passage Improvement Community Education Program
The council will recruit landowners to engage in salmon habitat restoration projects on their land. Local residents will be treated to demonstration area field trips, a community festival exhibit, community presentations, and a series of articles in local newspapers. The goal is to educate target landowners about the need, alternatives, benefits, and resources for restoring riparian areas and improving fish passage.


Educational Service District #113 - $20, 672
Thomas R. Hulst, Olympia, WA 360-586-2966
"River of Words": Catalyst for Watershed Education and Action
Students throughout the District will be introduced to A River of Words, @ a watershed poetry and art project designed to challenge students to explore and interpret their local watersheds through the arts. Local teachers will participate in a two-day A River of Words Teacher = s Institute, @ which will prepare them for introducing the curriculum to their classrooms where students will incorporate water quality monitoring, art and writing activities.

King County, Water and Land Resources Division - $18,134
Lexi Taylor, Seattle, WA 206-296-8287
Wheels to Water 2: Extending Water Quality Education to All King County Students
King County will expand its Wheels to Water program to all area schools. Wheels to Water provides free transportation for schools to on-site environmental education programs covering topics related to water quality.

Longview School District - $9,935
Ann Cavanaugh, Longview, WA 360-575-7007
Wake Robin Virtual Visitation Project
The Wake Robin Outdoor Learning Center will set up scientific monitoring devices onsite to allow all Longview classrooms to have access to round-the-clock data. Regardless of weather conditions or field trip funding, the students will have direct connections to conditions in the natural world and apply the data to math and science lessons.

Olympic Park Institute (OPI) - $12,903
Scott Schaffer, Port Angeles, WA 360-928-3720
Gateway Communities Initiative
Olympic Park Institute will introduce a field science curriculum to over 500 rural and tribal students on the Olympic Peninsula. The students will give young people a broad and informed base of options for resolving environmental issues in their own communities, and promote environmentally responsible behavior

Salish Sea Expeditions - $5,000
Lori Mitchell, Bainbridge Island, WA 206-780-7840
Girls on the Sound (GOTS)
Salish Sea will lead 7th and 8th grade low-income, inner city girls in Seattle through a program emphasizing critical thinking and decision-making skills, fostering self-confidence, and encouraging interest in environmental and marine science careers. Students will design their own marine research projects, participate in a kayaking expedition that introduces them to Puget Sound, receive mentoring from professional environmental scientists, and take part in a three-day research expedition aboard a 61' sailboat in Puget Sound.

Woodland Park Zoo - $10,000
Dave Hill, Seattle, WA 206-233-2671
Zoo staff will travel to schools throughout the state and deliver a program to 5th - 7th grade student focusing on Washington wildlife habitats. The students will be introduced to the habitats with interactive computer curricula, and then spend time outdoors collecting data. The program integrates experience as a naturalist with geography, math and science in the classroom.

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