NEEF Awards Greening STEM Integration Grants to Educators Nationwide


WASHINGTON, DC – Today, NEEF (National Environmental Education Foundation) announced the 16 recipients of the 2016 Greening STEM Integration Grant, a grant opportunity made possible by Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation for the Americas. A total of $12,450 was awarded.

The grants, awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $1,000 each, are designed to help educators fund projects, field trips and professional development that help them teach STEM subjects in the context of the environment.

This was a record year for applications for the Greening STEM Integration Grant, which opened in March leading up to NEEF’s 12th annual National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) in April, the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. All eligible applicants had previously registered an environmental education project, field trip or event as part of the EE Week celebration.

Grants were awarded to the following recipients:

  • Asombro Institute for Science Education – Las Cruces, NM
  • Earth Team – Berkeley, CA
  • East Providence Recreation Center – East Providence, RI
  • Evergreen Community Charter School – Asheville, NC
  • Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation – Detroit, MI
  • Izaak Walton League of America – Gaithersburg, MD
  • Lenawee Intermediate School District – Stubnitz Environmental Education Program – Adrian, MI
  • Montana Natural History Center – Missoula, MT
  • PS 372 The Children’s School – Brooklyn, NY
  • Richmond Hill Middle school – Richmond Hill, GA
  • Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs/DIY Girls – Los Angeles, CA
  • South Scranton Intermediate School – Scranton, PA
  • Children’s Museum of Southeastern Connecticut – Niantic, CT
  • Westland Middle School – Bethesda, MD
  • Westport Central School – Westport, NY
  • Women’s Housing and Economic Development Corporation – Bronx, NY

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


About NEEF

NEEF was chartered by Congress in 1990 to partner with the EPA to advance environmental literacy nationwide. NEEF’s vision is that by 2022, 300 million Americans actively use environmental knowledge to ensure the wellbeing of the earth and its people. To achieve its vision, NEEF offers science-based, unbiased information through its own communications platforms, as well as a network of trusted professionals and affinity communities that, with their relationships and credibility, amplify environmental messages to national audiences. NEEF also implements environmental education investments in areas that best connect with everyday life: health, weather + climate, and nature where we live, learn, work, and play. Learn more at – or follow NEEF on Facebook & Twitter.