EPA awards Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington $94,000 for Environmental Education

On July 23, EPA announced that it has awarded $94,000 for education programs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

According to Sally Hanft, environmental education grants coordinator in EPA's Seattle Office, this funding will promote and advance environmental literacy. These grants fund programs that help children understand and appreciate their connection to the environment.

"These grants support projects that allow students to learn more about wetland areas, water ecology and environmental justice issues," Hanft said. "We are impressed year after year with how much students, teachers and community members are able to accomplish with these grants. With environmental education grants, we get a great bang for our buck."

These grants are awarded to local organizations, not-for-profit organizations, government agencies, schools and universities whose projects strive to increase people's knowledge and awareness about the environment and its associated challenges.

For more information on the Environmental Education Grants Program, visit http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/grants.html.

This article originally appeared in the 07/01/2007 issue of Environmental Protection.

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