Teacher education grants
The OLP Teacher’s Education Fund accepts applications throughout the year for grants to help teachers prepare classroom and field projects to educate students about the environment of Onondaga Lake, its tributaries, and watershed. Eligible teachers must be employed by a private or public school (pre-school through high school) located in the Onondaga Lake watershed (see map below). A maximum of $500.00 may be requested per each application. Individual teachers may request and receive multiple awards in a given school year, not to exceed $500.00. Click here for application.
Eligible projects may include but are not limited to:
- Support for classroom projects, after school activities, field work, and summer programs. Subject areas may include science, social studies, history, English, art, and others.
- Supplies for science activities, such as: water quality monitoring, biological assessments, invasive species eradications, water pollution studies, and clean-up events.
- Materials, including books and other resource information, to support and complement environmental education projects that relate to Onondaga Lake and /or its watershed (science, environmental journalism, or nature photograph).
- Fees for classroom speakers, field trip guides, or museum visits.
- Transportation for class visits or field trips.
- Materials to support curriculum in advance of, or follow up to, participation in World Water Monitoring Day, Earth Day events, and other National or local events that would directly relate to Onondaga Lake and/or its watershed.
- Teachers are notified of positive or negative determinations within ten business days of receipt of a complete application package.
- Approved grant applicants should expect a check within ten business days of award notification.
The application form and additional documents are below: