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Environmental Education Mini-Grant Program


Building Capacity and Continuity in Environmental Education in the Southeast U.S. Through Outdoor Environmental Education on Public Conservation Lands

With funding from EPA Region 4, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's Office of Environmental Education will administer up to 18 outdoor environmental education mini-grants of up to $5,000 each. The grants for eligible entities in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, or Tennessee are designed to generate continuity in environmental education projects by building consistency in key program design elements. All funded projects must follow a shared set of guiding principles which include outdoor environmental education on public conservation lands, multiple field experiences for 75 students, a watershed-based theme, integrated teacher training, participation in a service learning project, and a standard procedure for student assessment. At its core, projects should promote a strong partnership between formal educators and non-formal educators from the public conservation land (e.g., State Park, National Wildlife Refuge, National Estuarine Reserve, etc.) that can lead to a sustained environmental education program with meaningful educational experiences in the environment.


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Project Leaders and Advisory Committee Members

Project Leaders
Gregory Ira, Principal Investigator and OEE Director, FDEP Office of Environmental Education
Kennedy Hanson, Project Coordinator, FDEP Office of Environmental Education

Florida Advisory Committee
Bonnie Abellera - State Committee for Environmental Education (SCENE)
Vicki Crisp - League of Environmental Educators in Florida (LEEF)
Latasha Fisher - Florida Dpt. of Education
Dr. Marguerite Forest- Florida Gulf Coast Univ.
Lisa Gaskalla - Univ. of Florida
Judy Gillan- Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Dr. Richard Gragg- Florida A & M Univ. Center for Environmental Equity and Justice
Lori Haynes - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Project WILD
Maran Hilgendorf - Charlotte Harbor National Estuary Program
Mary Margaret C. Hull- Southwest Florida Water Management District
Dr. Tom Marcinkowski - Florida Institute of Technology
Dr. Katherine Milla - FAMU Center for Water and Air Quality
Beth Putnam - Southwest Florida Water Management District
Dr. Robert Raze - St. Petersburg College
Preston Robertson - Florida Wildlife Federation
Patricia Sanzone - FDEP, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration
Penny Taylor - FDOE Office of Healthy Schools
Susan Toth - Florida Atlantic Univ.
Eileen Tramontana - LEEF
Robin Will – Get Outdoors Florida
Rae Waddell - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida Youth Conservation Network

Regional Advisory Committee
Amy Clark - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, BWET program
Melissa English-Rias – National Park Service
Gary Tucker -U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Dr. Martha Monroe - Univ. of Florida, School of Forest Resource Conservation
Gail Smith - Hands on the Land Network
Don Wollenhaupt- National Park Service
Sharon Waltrip - U.S. Forest Service
David D. Zelenka - Hands on the Land Network

 

Information and Materials for CapCon Mini-Grant Recipients


Title

Description

PDF

CapCon Project Management Webinar PowerPoint slideshow detailing the steps required for successful completion of mini-grant workplan and for reporting progress.
 
PPT
Scope and Sequence Matrix Must be submitted within three weeks of completing the webinar. Include curriculum focus, subject and dates of field experiences, and other project milestones.
 
DOC
Attachment A - Workplan Narrative This document contains the scope of work, the specific deliverables, and the timetable for each task required by your grant. DOC
Attachment B – Payment Request Summary Form Invoice for completed tasks and deliverables. Remember: you may only invoice for completed tasks that have been submitted in a progress report.
 
DOC
Attachment C – MBE/WBE Form Minority Business Enterprise / Women Business Enterprise Procurement Reporting Form. Instructions for proper use are included in this document.
 
DOC
Attachment E – Progress Report Form Provide a short summary of completed tasks and deliverables.
 
DOC
Tools For Integrating Culture Into Environmental Education This resource guide was created to provide Environmental Educators with a source for tools for beginning the process of working with traditionally underserved/underrepresented groups PDF
Year-One Synthesis and Lessons Learned This link will bring you to a web page that includes the agenda and recording of the Year-One Synthesis and Lessons Learned webinar held on 7-25-14. http://forthepublic.org/DEP_Enviro_Ed.html   

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Last updated: October 14, 2014

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