Catskill Watershed Corp. Education Grants
The Catskill Watershed Corporation, in partnership with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), provides Watershed Education Grants to schools, libraries, museums, vocational institutions and non-profit organizations in the West of Hudson (Catskill-Delaware) Watershed and in the five boroughs of New York City. Funds support field trips, classroom and outdoor water discovery programs, cultural activities, career exploration, research and other initiatives for learning about fresh water and the NYC Water System and Watershed. The grants are targeted to Pre-Kindergarten-12th grade audiences and their teachers. A separate program provides Watershed Education grants for projects intended for public or general audiences. One round of grants is awarded per year, with submission deadline on or about February 1.
- Click here for a list of 2017 (Round 20) grantees.
Contact Diane Galusha, 845-586-1400, ext. 306.
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations to give the next generation of environmental stewards an active understanding and love for the natural world. Grants are intended to provide hands-on environmental stewardship opportunities for youth, serve as a catalyst to getting environment-based education in schools, have real environmental outcomes, inspire youth and communities to participate in community service through environmental stewardship.
Delaware-Otsego Audobon Society
Every spring, Environmental Education Grants are made available to classroom teachers in the DOAS area (Delaware, Otsego, eastern Chenango, and western Schoharie Counties). These competitive grants enable teachers to add new environmental education activities to the curriculum. Previous grants have funded projects such as an environmental field day, construction of a weather station, backyard birds and animal habitats study kits, and pond studies.
Watershed Forestry Bus Tours
This program is offered by the Watershed Agricultural Council’s Forestry Program with funding provided by USDA Forest Service and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection.
Come explore the source of NYC’s drinking water first-hand and discover how healthy forests protect water quality! The Watershed Forestry Bus Tour Program is a competitive matching grant program that awards up to $3,000 to help pay for forestry-related tours to the NYC Watershed. Any 4th-12th grade classroom, organization, or community group in NYC or the NYC Watershed region may apply for one of five Bus Tour options: 1. Environmental Education Center 2. Trout in the Classroom Trout Release 3. Green Connections Partnership 4. Trees for Tribs Tree Planting. 5. Adult Professional Development. All tours include a visit to a drinking water reservoir. Two rounds of grant funding are awarded each year with applications due in January and August.
Contact Tyler Van Fleet, Watershed Educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or(914) 962-6355 x21, for more information.