Hello K-12 Teachers and Principals in Wake County!  Here’s a grant opportunity due Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2011 for up to $500 to fund a creative Environmental Education project that:

  1. Directly involves students and meets their unmet needs,
  2. Uses innovative, hands-on & minds-on teaching methods,
  3. Enhances learning about natural resources conservation and sustainable practices to protect the health of the environment, people, & all living things.

One grant will be given in each NC region:  Coastal, Piedmont and Mountain.  Creative projects that get students actively learning outside in the outdoor classroom are favorite.  K-12 Teachers & Principals in Wake County and NC schools (public, charter, or private) are encouraged to apply by Nov. 15, 2011.

Here’s the Auxiliary Grant Application.

Please submit all requested information on the application (no extra pages) and mail to my attention by Tuesday, 11/15/11.  Be sure to add the name of your school on the application (to the right of your name and email address on the first line.)

Next Step:  I will forward all Wake County applications by 12/01/11 to the the Ladies Auxiliary – NC Association of Soil & Water Conservation Districts who will review individual and team grants.

Good luck!


Sheila B. Jones
Environmental Education Specialist
Wake Soil & Water Conservation District
4001-D Carya Drive, Raleigh, NC 27610
Office: 919.250.1065; Fax: 919.250.1058
E-mail:  sbjones@wakegov.com