Project Learning Tree Seeking Applications for GreenWorks Grants

Deadline: 30 September 2019

Project Learning Tree is offering GreenWorks grants to schools and youth organizations for environmental service-learning projects that link classroom learning to the real world.

The projects provide opportunities for student leadership and partner students with their whole school, local businesses and community organizations, and natural resource professionals.

The funds can be used by students to implement recycling programs at their school, conserve water and energy, establish school gardens and outdoor classrooms, improve a forest, restore a natural habitat, and more.

GreenWorks! projects encourage students to use their creativity and imagination and develop other 21st century skills such as collaboration and teamwork, critical thinking, and problem solving. They provide students with opportunities to employ STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) and introduce students to green careers. By blending community service with the academic curriculum, students are “learning by doing” through these projects.

Funding Information

This year, the maximum amount applicants can apply for is $1,000.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Any organization, community group, nature center, museum, school, etc. that is based in the United States or U.S. Territories and that involves youth in environmental and/or conservation education is welcome to apply for a PLT GreenWorks! grant.
  • Applicants must have attended a Project Learning Tree training either online or in person.
  • The proposed project must:
    • incorporate service learning
    • exemplify student voice
    • involve at least one community partner
    • secure at least 50% matched funds (in-kind acceptable)
    • be completed in one year.

How to Apply

Applicants can download the application form via given website.

For more information, please visit https://www.plt.org/resources/greenworks-grants/

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