Kansas Chapter to Sponsor Environmental Grants for Primary and Secondary Educators with a Climate Change Focus

The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club is pleased to offer a limited number of grants to K-12 teachers in accredited Kansas schools who undertake projects, activities, and lessons to enhance student understanding of climate change.  Grants may be used to attend conferences, prepare special lessons, experiments and projects, or purchase materials needed for lessons on climate change.

Grants may range from $100 to $1,000.  Licensed K-12 teachers in Kansas school districts in any field of study may apply.  The purpose of the grant is to enhance teachers’ abilities to educate students on the nature of climate change and to illustrate by experiment or demonstration how human activity accelerates climate change.  Further, through these projects teachers should be able to suggest solutions to slow the process of climate disruption.

Grant recipients will agree to present their projects or activities and any measurable results at a regular Sierra Club General Meeting of one of the five Sierra Club Groups in Kansas.  General Meetings are open to members and the general public.

Members of the Education Grants Committee include Gary Anderson, Dave Kirkbride, Craig Lubow, Craig Wolfe, and Bob Sommer (Chair).  Applications will be available by mid-February, with an April 30th deadline for submission.

Please contact Bob Sommer, Education Committee Chair, for more information: rsommer@kc.rr.com or 913-681-5211.

By Bob Sommer

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