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KEA Environmental Education Grant

Founded in 1972, Kootenai Environmental Alliance is the oldest nonprofit conservation organization in Idaho. Our mission is to “conserve, protect and restore the environment with particular emphasis on the Idaho Panhandle and the Coeur d’Alene Basin.” KEA has always held that an informed public is essential to safeguarding our environment, as our future relies on a well-educated public to be wise stewards of the very environment that sustains us and future generations. It is environmental education which can best help us as individuals make the complex, conceptual connections between economic prosperity, benefits to society, environmental health, and our own well-being. Ultimately, the collective wisdom of our citizens, gained through education, will be the most compelling and most successful strategy for environmental management.

We know that teachers have limited funds to achieve their goals for environmental education activities. For the fourth year, we are pleased to offer the KEA Environmental Education Grant to support teachers in engaging their students in hands-on, science-based educational activities to enhance classroom learning, increase students’ knowledge and skills, and help instill a heightened sense of environmental stewardship.

Thanks to the support from the City of Post Falls, this year we are able to award grants to two schools!

Who can apply?

K-12 teachers in Kootenai County.

Guidelines:

KEA will award two $1,000 Grant to an area teachers for implementation in the 2017-2018 school year.

Priorities will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements:

  • Environmental science-based education
  • Local food web education
  • Environmental education awareness
  • Integration of content standards

        If funding is awarded, a short follow up narrative describing student activities, student outcomes and a list of expenditures must be submitted by June 15, 2018.  (Photos encouraged).

Projects funds may include:

  •  Transportation costs    
  • Teacher education (i.e. workshop costs to support project. Up to 25%)
  • Materials
  • Consultants

Submission Process:

Fill out the grant application. Attach any supporting materials.

Submissions must be postmarked by the Application deadline: February 28, 2017

Grant will be awarded by April 2017.

Submit completed application to:                        

Mail:    Kootenai Environmental Alliance                                Email: KEA@kealliance.org

PO Box 1598

Coeur d’Alene, ID 83816

Questions:  Contact Adrienne Cronebaugh, Director               Phone 208.667.9093

Click Here to download the 2017 grant application.

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2016 Grant Recipient: Winton Elementary “Classroom Learning Put into Outdoor Action”

 

 

 

 

2015 Grant Recipient: Bryan Elementary 2nd Grade “Understanding Water in Our Community” Project

Bryan Elementary students Zoom in to Explore Organisms in A Single Water Droplet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Grant Recipient:

Lake City High School Outdoor Leadership Program

Students Get Out of the Classroom and Into Nature to learn Chemistry, Biology, Math