Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

BirdNote 2019 Next Generation Grants are due November 3, 2018

Does your educational program focus on getting kids out into nature, or help them learn about birds, science, or conservation in the classroom?

BirdNote is seeking three to four education partners for grants of up to $5,000 who would like to experiment with ways of incorporating BirdNote into their program.

Washington State Green Ribbon Schools
Applications are due December 15, 2018

All public and private schools and public school districts are eligible to apply.

The U.S. Department of Education's (ED) Green Ribbon Schools Program is a comprehensive program that recognizes schools and districts that have made significant achievements towards:

  • Reducing the school/district's environmental footprint

  • Creating a healthy community for students and staff

  • Increasing environmental and sustainability literacy

Schools and districts will be evaluated based on their progress towards these concepts and a wide variety of green benchmarks including energy conservation and efficiency, food that is locally sourced and sustainable, and curriculum that ensures all students are environmentally and sustainability literate.

Schools and districts that wish to be considered must complete the Washington State Green Ribbon Schools or District application

If you have any questions regarding the Washington Green Ribbon Schools program, please contact Rochelle Gandour-Rood at Rochelle.gandourrood@k12.wa.us or 360-725-4976.  The agency TTY number is 360-664-3631.Deadline Extended to October 31, 2018!

Higher Education Climate Leadership Awards
Eligible institutions must be current signatories of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments (Carbon Commitment, Resilience Commitment or Climate Commitment).

This year, in addition to the Climate Leadership Awards in the 2-year and 4-year category, institutions will have the opportunity to win an award in one of three new categories: Student Preparedness, Cross-Sector Collaboration and Climate Innovation, if they exhibit exceptional strength in any one of these. You will also have the opportunity to be featured on the "Top-5 Universities and Colleges to Watch in Climate Leadership 2019" list that will be published in January

Second Nature’s 9th Climate Leadership Awards recognize innovation and leadership in climate action, including mitigation and resilience at signatory campuses of the Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments. They do so based ondemonstrated advances in climate innovation, cross-sectoral collaboration, and student preparedness.

Bulk Native Plants for Sale in NW WA- Washington Conservation Districts

Learn about available plants - and reserve plants for 2019 (several species will sell out quickly).  Willows and cottonwood cuttings longer than three feet are also available by request (priced per foot).

There is a $200.00 minimum and plants are sold in bundled quantities only.