Junior Naturalists

Young students in the woods as part of the Junior Naturalists program at Paul Banks ES in Homer Alaska

Grantee: Paul Banks Elementary / Homer, Alaska Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The Junior Naturalist program at Paul Banks Elementary School in Homer, Alaska was awarded a $500 ecoSolution grant to support the production of a local field guide. Because this very rural school has limited access to reliable internet, this grant allowed 189 2nd graders … Read more

MY NYC Air App: Air Quality Monitoring

MY NYC Air App developed by High School for Environmental Studies in NYC

Grantee: High School for Environmental Studies / New York City Grant Type: ecoTech Description: Students at the High School for Environmental Studies in NYC were awarded a $2,500 ecoTech Grant from the Captain Planet Foundation, under funding from Voya Foundation. This grant allowed 300 students to develop and use refurbished cell phones with hand-held air … Read more

Pollinating with Mason Bees

Mason bee in reed

Grantee: Balboa Magnet School / Northridge, California Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The students at Balboa Magnet School are working to make their campus a suitable pollinator habitat for native bees. CPF provided $100 for 750 children to design, build and create a Mason Bee area in their school’s “Native Discovery Garden”.

Mobile Baykeeper and SWAMP

Grantee: Mobile Baykeeper Inc. Project Title: Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP) teaches watersheds, environmental protection, pollution challenges, and water quality monitoring to broaden the understanding of how citizens impact their natural resources.  Mobile Baykeeper strives to make SWAMP easy for teachers … Read more

Worm Wizards project helps address waste minimization, composting, and recycling

Students turning soil as part of their Worm Wizards of Waste Expansion Project

Grantee: North Coast Conservation & Development Council – Santa Rosa, CA Project Title: Worm Wizards of Waste Expansion Project Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: North Coast Conservation & Development Council received a grant award in support of their Worm Wizards of Waste project for environmental education and on-the-ground change. The project addressed waste minimization, composting, and … Read more

D.F. Walker’s Outdoor Classroom

Children working in outdoor classroom

Grantee: D.F. Walker Elementary School – Edenton, NC Project Title: Sandy Ridge Outdoor Classroom Grant Type: ecoSolution The students loved working on this project and are already using the classroom… -A D.F. Walker Elementary School Teacher Description:  The 4th-graders of D.F. Walker Elementary School have taken on the admirable goal of building an outdoor classroom, … Read more

LAST at the Roanoke Cashie River Center

Grantee: Love A Sea Turtle (LAST) Project Title: Albemarle Sound Project Grant Type: ecoSolution This project will help make participating students more aware of why water quality in rivers needs to be protected, and also help them envision opportunities for pursuing education and even careers in science fields. – Tom Stroud, Partnership for the Sounds … Read more

Weather Balloon Launch

Students at LearningTECH/Quest School launching weather balloon

Grantee: LearningTECH/Quest School – Monroe, LA Project Title: Weather Balloon Launch Grant Type: ecoSolution Description:   The students of the LearningTECH/Quest School launched a weather balloon with the help of Captain Planet and a local college, the University of Louisiana. The launch signifies the beginning of a school-wide study on climate change and global warming. Continuous impact/Community engagement:  As … Read more

Santa Cruz’s Earth Stewards Project

Grantee: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History – Santa Cruz, CA Project Title: Earth Stewards Project (ESP) Grant Type: ecoSolution I learned how to manage and motivate people. I felt pride in getting the job done. – Isaac, a high school student Description: The EPS program at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History takes high … Read more

The Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program

Grantee: Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History – Jamestown, NY Project Title: Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program 2017 Grant Type: ecoSolution Description: The Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors Program provides local youth with paid employment and green job skills while promoting understanding of sound conservation practices and a deeper awareness of the natural resources … Read more