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School grants available for outdoor environmental education

Grants available for teachers

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is now accepting grant applications from public school educators for outdoor environmental education.

The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin is calling for grant applications for the Teachers’ Outdoors Environmental Education Grant Program (TOEEF). Grants are awarded annually to public school teachers (K-12) for outdoor environmental education projects. Grants are typically limited to a maximum of $1,000. 

Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2017.

Grant requirements and application available online: 
http://www.wisconservation.org/how-we-work/teachers-fund/ 


Since 2009, TOEEF has provided $30,532 to 36 different school projects across Wisconsin.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Creating or purchasing curricular materials for outdoor environmental education
  • Restoring native plants and removing invasive species at school forests
  • School gardens
  • Learning how to use GPS and geocaching
  • Overnight outdoor education camps
  • Improvements to school forests or wetlands to improve student access
  • Monitoring stream water quality with students


The Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin was created in 1986 and connects generations to the wonders of Wisconsin’s lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving. Learn more at www.WisConservation.org


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