GRANT CYCLE 2016: track 1 awards
Congratulations to our 2016 Track 1 recipients!
University of Florida Foundation, FL - $5,384
Residential Irrigation Audit Manuals for Water Conservation Educators
Support for the development of home irrigation system audit manuals, which will be used to provide expert-level training to University of Florida Extension agents. Trained agents will offer customized conservation-based irrigation education to thousands of homeowners state-wide every year, saving the state millions of gallons of water.
The Ocean Foundation/Ocean Connectors, National City, CA - $5,000
Ocean Connectors Habitat Restoration Program at Otay River
Integrated STEAM approach that engages 6th grade students through interactive classroom presentations, environmental research, habitat restoration field trips, collaborative problem solving, and student-led design sessions with the goal of raising community awareness of water use, reliability, and scarcity.
Jamestown Education Foundation, Jamestown, RI - $6,116
Think-Shape-Grow Water Solutions
Support for 3rd grade students to study a community where all fresh water comes from precipitation. Students will plan, investigate (sampling, interviews, GIS mapping), compare local data to communities, and propose solutions. The culmination of the project will be a digital and paperback curriculum ("TSG: Water Scarcity Educational Resource Book") published and available on Amazon.com and offered free as a downloadable PDF from the TSG Twitter site and Woodard & Curran Foundation's website.
Stay tuned to learn more about these projects as they get underway!
Track 2 will be announced in November 2016.
A $100,000, 3-year grant will be awarded for an innovative project that applies or advances technology to address water issues relating to climate change.