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NEEF Awards 'Greening STEM' Grants to Educators Nationwide

11 educators from across the country receive NEEF’s Greening STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education) grants, supported by Mitsubishi

WASHINGTON -- Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) announced the 11 recipients of the 2015 Greening STEM Grants, supported by Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas (MCFA).

Awardees include teachers, after-school programs and nature organizations around the country who lead the way in Greening STEM education. The grants, ranging from $500 to $1,000 each, provide support for continued development and innovation of school programs and projects connecting STEM with environmental education.

Grants were awarded to the following recipients:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Dumplin Valley, White Pine, TN
  • Chimacum Middle School, Chimacum, WA
  • CREC Two Rivers Magnet High School, Hartford, CT
  • David Crockett Middle School, Richmond, TX
  • Marco Antonio Firebaugh High School, Lynwood, CA
  • Mason Elementary School, Duluth, GA
  • Mountaineer Middle School, Morgantown, WV
  • Nizhoni Elementary School, Shiprock, NM
  • Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy, Rolling Hills Estates, CA
  • Southside Educational and Economic Development Systems, Inc. (SEEDS), Chicago, IL
  • Toledo School for the Arts, Toledo, OH

NEEF supports learning about STEM concepts in reference to real-life environmental examples or issues, making the subject matter more tangible and extending the lesson beyond the textbook or classroom. Calling this approach “Greening STEM,” NEEF encourages bringing environmental topics and discussions into STEM lessons already established within a school’s curriculum, and provides free resources for educators through its Greening STEM Learning Center.

For more information on NEEF’s grant opportunities, visit neefusa.org/grants.

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