Tuesday, June 30, 2020

NOAA, NAAEE Announce Award Of 29 Watershed STEM Education Grants, 3 In PA

North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and supported by the U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of $2.35 million in grants to 29 environmental education organizations.
In Pennsylvania, grants were awarded to Allegheny College in Crawford County, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center in Philadelphia and Stroud Water Research Center in Chester County.

These grants will support programming for a total of 91 local 21st Century Community Learning Centers sites and their students, many of whom live in high-poverty and underserved areas. 

Students will learn about STEM while also building leadership and advocacy skills by participating in exciting hands-on learning activities and connecting to nature. 

Due to current public health guidelines, implementation at some sites may not be immediately possible. 

In the meantime, Watershed STEM grantees are offering virtual professional development opportunities and planning with partners to ensure that their projects are tailored to evolving partner and community needs.

Staff will also gain from the partnership, strengthening both environmental literacy and teaching skills. NOAA and 21st CCLC partners will deliver authentic STEM experiences that use components of the NOAA Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) model along with other NOAA assets and expertise. 

These grants are part of eeBLUE, NAAEE’s effort to build collaborative partnerships that support the mutual STEM education goals of NOAA and the U.S. Department of Education. 

Click Here for the complete announcement.

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[Posted: June 30, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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