The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and several partner agencies will hold a series of workshops in September on successful writing strategies for applicants of the 2017 Environmental Education Grants. “DEP is changing the way we administer the grants in order to fund larger projects that have a bigger impact on promoting environmental education in Pennsylvania,” DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell said. “Grants of up to $50,000 will be available for the first time this year for projects with a large scale regional or statewide focus.”
The workshops are geared towards staff from county conservation districts, colleges and universities, public and private schools including Intermediate Units, school district curriculum specialists, nature centers, non-profit organizations, municipalities and authorities, and businesses. These workshops are free, but participants must pre-register. Space is limited.
Workshop participants will learn strategies to prepare a successful grant application and should be ready to discuss their ideas for grant funding. Applications will be accepted from Oct. 3 through Dec. 16, 2016. To register for one of the face-to-face workshops visit PAEE’s Website.
Workshops will be held on the following dates and locations:
Sept. 13: 10 a.m. to noon – McKeever Environmental Learning Center
Sept. 15: 10 a.m. to noon – The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
Sept. 20: 1 to 3 p.m. – Pool Wildlife Sanctuary
Sept. 27: 10 a.m. to noon – Benjamin Olewine III Nature Center