Kansas City, Kan. -- EPA Region 7 has awarded Friends of the Kaw in Lawrence, Kan., an environmental education grant totaling $29,902. This is one of six grants being awarded to schools, universities and organizations in the Agency’s four-state region to fund the development of new environmental education projects. The execution of these environmental education projects will further EPA’s commitment to protecting human health and the environment.
“Educating our communities on environmental issues is crucial to creating a safe and healthy environment for children to learn and grow,” said Karl Brooks, regional administrator. “The diversity of the proposals selected shows the commitment of the people of Region 7 to producing and sustaining a healthy environment.”
This project will involve a working group composed of science and math teachers from area high schools, educators from Friends of the Kaw and others. It will create activities for schools in urban and industrial settings as well as provide opportunities for career development. These activities will also provide relevant environmental science and environmental justice education for inner-city students. Friends of the Kaw will use this grant to advance the use of technology in environmental education.
The Environmental Education Grant program provides seed money for new projects and assistance to advance existing projects. The projects increase public awareness of environmental issues and provide the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment.