The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) is proud to announce the awardees of the 2022-2023 Forest Service Greening STEM Grant.
Since 2020, NEEF has collaborated with the USDA Forest Service (FS) to fund Greening STEM Demonstration Projects for middle and high school students using components of NEEF’s Greening STEM model to design and deliver STEM programming at State & Private Forestry sites across the country.
Through the Forest Service Greening STEM Grant, both organizations seek to advance mutual STEM education goals by providing program participants with access to authentic STEM experiences that use the environment and FS’s unique mission—advocating a conservation ethic in promoting the health, productivity, diversity, and beauty of forests and associated lands—as a context for engagement.
Programs funded by these grants of up to $10,000 each, will utilize STEM-focused content and strategies for instruction, training, and collaboration to assist school educators and staff in implementing and enhancing learning in and outside of the classroom, with a primary focus on FS-related subject matter.
“We are thrilled to be working with our partners at the Forest Service on this program for the third year in a row,” said Robert Sendrey, program director for K-12 environmental education at NEEF. “Their continued investment in environmental education through the Greening STEM model will help prepare students to tackle today’s environmental challenges and issues while introducing them to potential career opportunities in the field of STEM.”
Following project completion, all resources and related content developed under these grants will be made available via NEEF’s Greening STEM Hub. For examples of successful past projects, check out NEEF’s collection of project videos and educational resources.
The following five projects have been selected to receive Greening STEM grant funding:
List of Grantees Awarded
Grant Success Stories
Read about the impact this grant made across the country.
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