Project Learning Tree Seeks Applications for Environmental Education Projects

Project Learning Tree works to advance environmental literacy and stewardship through excellence in environmental education, professional development, and curriculum resources using trees and forests as windows on the world.

To that end, PLT is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for environmental service-learning projects through its GreenWorks! grants program, which is designed to help students make their schools greener and healthier by, for example, implementing a recycling program, conserving water and energy, improving air quality, or establishing a school garden or outdoor classrooms and integrating these projects into the curriculum.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to support environmental projects that demonstrate service-learning, exemplify student voice, and involve at least one community partner. To be eligible, projects must secure at least 50 percent in matching funds (in-kind acceptable).

The GreenWorks! program is open to any PLT-trained educator from any of the fifty states and the District of Columbia.

See the PLT website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.

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