The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday announced the completion of grant awards under the 2015 Environmental Education Grants Program.
Slippery Rock University received a $90,166 grant for a week-long “Healthy Planet, Healthy People” environmentally themed summer camp on a college campus.
The camp is designed to not only provide high school students with fun and educational outdoor experiences, but also to act as a community project incubator by preparing the students to develop and lead environmental education and stewardship projects when they return to their local communities.
Through this project, the students are gaining a better understanding of and enjoying the benefits of our natural environment.
The project is intended to increase student awareness of local environmental problems, and it will also increase their awareness of the environmental organizations working within their local communities to solve environmental problems.
Through a combination of formal leadership training and informal mentoring, the students become more knowledgeable about the scientific principles of ecological sustainability and enhancing their critical thinking, problem-solving and decision making skills.
Click Here for a list of EPA Environmental Education Grants awarded in Pennsylvania since 1992.