The Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club offers 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 and experiments, and/or purchase materials for lessons and projects on climate change. Licensed K-12 teachers in Kansas school districts in any field of study may apply.
We encourage Kansas teachers to think creatively about the possibilities for these grants. Perhaps an art teacher needs materials for a special display of student art, or a science teacher would like to plan a field trip, or a history teacher wants to attend a conference on environmental history.
These grants are intended 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. Through these lessons and projects teachers and students should be able to suggest solutions to slow the process of climate change.
Grant recipients will agree to present their projects at a regular Sierra Club General Meeting of one of the five Sierra Club Groups in Kansas during the 2014-15 academic year. Sierra Club General Meetings are open to all Sierra Club members and the general public.
Grants range from $250 to $1,000. The deadline for applications has been extended to March 31, 2014, by postmark or email time-stamp. Awards will be announced in late May. Applications for 2014 will be available in January. Please check this site for updates.
It is our hope to partner with teachers throughout Kansas in educating students about the nature and causes of our changing climate and so to contribute to their success in addressing this vital issue.
For more information contact Robert F. Sommer, Chair, Kansas Sierra Club Education Grant Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-898-1100.
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