MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

October 18, 2013

Environmental ed grants are available


— Oklahoma Environmental Quality Education Committee seeks qualified individuals to apply for a grant to promote enthusiasm in young people for learning about the environment and natural resources.

Applicants must be an Oklahoma teacher, public or private (Pre K – 12), school environmental club, youth group leader, and/or organization with a youth component.

Applicants may apply for amounts ranging from $100 to $1,000.

A total of $7,000 will be awarded in early 2014.

Eligible categories include: environmental club projects, green school efforts, edible school gardens, environmental education projects, outdoor classroom revitalization, and recycling and composting programs.

Deadline for submission of grant applications is Dec. 1. Recipients will be selected by Dec. 31.

Information: www.deq.state.ok.us/pubs/lpd/eegrant2012.pdf.