Wild Ones Invites Applications for Native Plant Education Projects

Wild Ones, a nonprofit environmental education and advocacy organization, is accepting applications from projects that aim to enhance and develop an appreciation for nature among high school students using native plants.

Through the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund, grants of up to $500 will be awarded for projects that emphasize the involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development. Examples include the establishment of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom, developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities, and/or developing a wetland area so as to study the effect of native vegetation on water-quality improvement.

Schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit places of learning focused on educating elementary through high school students in the United States, including houses of worship, are eligible. Qualified applicants must have a site available for the project.

See the Wild Ones website for complete program guidelines, examples of past projects, and application instructions.

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