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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, environmental jeopardy, and the societal impacts of environmental injustice. Grants ranging up to $1,000 may be used to attend conferences, prepare special lessons and experiments, and purchase materials for lessons and projects. Certified K-12 teachers in Kansas school districts in any field of study may apply.
These grants are intended to aid teachers in educating students about the nature of the climate crisis and how human activity has accelerated climate disruption. We encourage Kansas teachers to think creatively about the possibilities for these grants. Perhaps an art teacher needs materials for a special exhibit, or a science teacher needs lab equipment, or a history teacher wants to plan a field trip on environmental history.
Teachers in all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply. We hope teachers and students will seek effective solutions to the on-going environmental crisis.
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 2018-19 academic year. Sierra Club General Meetings are open to all Sierra Club members and the general public.
Grants range up to a maximum of $1,000. The deadline for applications is April 6, 2018, by postmark or email time-stamp. Awards will be announced in May 2018.
It is our goal 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.
Honor Roll of Kansas Sierra Club Environmental Education Grant Recipients
Lisa Ball, Lawrence High School
Karisa Cowan, Hoisington Middle School
Josie Milligan, St. Agnes Catholic School
Denise Scribner, Eisenhower High School
Stephanie Stark, Erie-Galesburg High School
Kelly Carland, Erie High School, Altamont
Ron Foster, Lincoln Elementary, Clay Center
Amy Hammett, Maize High School
Amy Lewis, Horizon Elementary, Shawnee
Rex Pippenger, Salina Sacred Heart High School
Tracy Collins, Clearwater Middle School, Derby
Eryn A. Norton Moland, Perry-Lecompton High School
Maggie Schmerge, St. John Catholic School, Lawrence
Kristan Langton, Mill Creek Middle School, Desoto
Doug Moles, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park
Candace Stewart, Frontier Trail Middle School, Olathe
Nicki Burnett, Baldwin City School, Baldwin
Joanna Farmer, Metro Meridian High School, Wichita
Misty Lambeth, Countryside Elementary School, Olathe
Scott Schwartz, Hope Street Academy, Topeka
Leslie Sheldon, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Olathe
Blake Smith, Maize South High School, Maize
Dan Whisler, Sterling High School, Sterling
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