Nature Works Everywhere Grant Project

Funder Name or Agency: Nature Works Everywhere
Elligible Entities: College or School
Funding Amount: $2000
Deadline: November 3, 2017
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What is a Nature Works Everywhere grant project?

Over the last several years, the Nature Works Everywhere program has given grants to schools across the U.S. to build, amend or revitalize school garden projects with the core principle that gardens model nature on a relatable scale. By combining project-based learning curriculum with a school garden space, students learn conservation-mindedness.

To increase the types of project-based learning that we support, we are broadening our focus of support this year for all kinds of projects that involve students in developing a nature-based, green infrastructure solution to an environmental challenge in their community. Whether addressing issues surrounding access to healthy food, air quality, heat island effect, climate change or storm water collection, youth will be empowered as social innovators to model solutions in their school communities through project design and implementation. To accomplish this, the Nature Works Everywhere grant will support projects that implement green infrastructure to address local environmental challenges.

Not sure what green infrastructure is? Check out this helpful article (http://www.thenatureofcities.com/2016/07/03/accessing-urban-environmental-educationopportunities-via-green-infrastructure/) that details how green infrastructure in our urban centers helps solve environmental challenges while providing important indoor and outdoor learning opportunities for students. Green infrastructure uses vegetation, soils and natural systems to
protect or restore urban areas, and refers to the patchwork of natural areas that provide habitat, water management, clean air and water within a city.

Projects will be selected based on the strength of the green infrastructure project that is designed and implemented.