The Nongame Conservation Section of Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division offers a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Project proposals must include Georgia's nongame wildlife (animals not fished for or hunted and rare plants not harvested) as the context for learning curriculum standards. One teacher is selected based on project design and how well the grant proposal questions are answered. Funding is made available by The Environmental Resources Network. TERN is the friends group of the Nongame Conservation Section.
The 2016 grant was awarded to Tiffany Smith, a third-grade teacher at Samuel E. Hubbard Elementary in Forsyth. Read the news release.
Pictured above, from left, are Linda May, Nongame Conservation Section environmental outreach coordinator, Hubbard third-grade teachers Marnai Boose, Amy Carter, Tiffany Smith (grant recipient), Katie Whitley and Lynn Grizzard, and TERN representative Ron Lee. While Smith submitted the award-winning grant proposal, all of the school's third-grade educators and students will work on the bog garden project.
2017 Grant Application Information
Also available at www.eeingeorgia.org.
Application Deadline: October 16, 2017 (e-mailed or postmarked by).
Send grant applications to Anna Yellin at email@example.com or:
GA DNR WRD, Nongame Conservation
“Conservation Teacher of the Year” Grant
2065 US Highway 278 SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
NOTE: By submitting a grant application, you agree to the following:
- My grant proposal promotes the understanding of environmental issues facing wildlife (animals and plants) and Georgia habitats.
- My grant proposal does not seek more than $1,000.
- If funded, I commit to follow-up communication with GA DNR Nongame staff concerning the execution of this grant, including a brief final report. Media to accompany this report (photos, video, PowerPoint, etc.) is encouraged.
- I understand that my project(s) must include ADULT supervision on school grounds. Grant funds may not be used to cover transportation costs (buses, gasoline, etc.).
- My principal or director has approved this project.
- I have viewed the application’s scoring rubric (point-weighted questions) and understand the guidelines that will be used to score my application.
- If funded, I understand that a check will be made out to my school/organization.
Winner will be notified by October 30, 2017 and funds awarded by November 13, 2017. Grant funds must be spent by May 25, 2018. If funded, I agree to submit a final report to DNR postmarked by June 15, 2018. All receipts must be submitted with final report.
The Nongame Conservation Section of Georgia DNR's Wildlife Resources Division offers a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade teacher who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences.