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Deadline: September 30, 2017

Cedar Tree Foundation: Environmental Education Teacher Professional Development Program

The Cedar Tree Foundation is interested in communicating the facts and urgency of environmental issues taught in schools in the United States by supporting organizations that provide summer professional development opportunities for current teachers. The Foundations is interested in programs that allow teachers to have an engaging hands-on environmental education experience with a cohort of other teachers, include networking and follow-up activities that support teachers in building their skills and bringing innovative and inspiring environmental stewardship education back to their classrooms in the fall.

Grants through the Foundation are available to provide professional development opportunities for teachers who are working in the school systems to communicate urgency and cultivate stewardship around environmental problems. Compelling opportunities for school administrators that translate into impact in the classroom or school community will also be considered.

Priorities include:

  • Bringing groups of teachers together for shared learning, leadership development, and communication training
  • Providing a networking component after the learning experience to support engagement in the classroom
  • Inclusion of resources that help teachers implement the new learning into the classroom environment
  • Including a a method to assess the impact of the programs on the teachers who participate, and reception of the material by the students

Amount: Grants will range between $20,000-$100,000.

Eligibility: U.S. 501(c)3 non-profit institutions conducting U.S. based work. Professional development opportunities should be aimed at K-12 teachers in public, private, or alternative schools.

Link: http://cedartreefound.org/environmental-education-teacher-professional-development-program

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