Opportunities

Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards


Climate Generation Teacher Institute
– Join Climate Generation in Washington, DC, August 5-7 for their 14th annual Teacher Institute. This year’s program focuses on integrating climate change into social studies, humanities and ELA. Highlights include new humanities curriculum and a field trip around D.C. featuring their climate action plan.

Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes

Apply Now for the Barron Prize – Deadline is April 15! The Barron Prize celebrates inspiring young heroes ages 8 to 18 in the U.S. and Canada who have made a significant positive difference to people and our environment. Each year, fifteen winners each receive a $10,000 cash award to support their service work or higher education. Applications Now Accepted for the President’s Environmental Youth Award.


No Child Left Inside Grant Program

Due: July 15, 2019
Hello potential grant applicants and other interested parties! Washington State Parks and the Recreation and Conservation Office are excited to announce that the No Child Left Inside Grant Program (NCLI) will officially open for new applications on January 2, 2019.

The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide underserved youth with quality opportunities to experience the outdoors. Grant funds are available for outdoor environmental, ecological, agricultural, or other natural resource-based education and recreation programs serving youth.

  • PRISM Opens for Applications: January 2, 2019

  • Pre-Applications Due (for technical review by RCO): March 1, 2019

  • Applications Due: April 1, 2019

  • Projects Approved for Funding: July 15, 2019

  • Project Completion Date: June 15, 2021

Applications for EcoTech Grants
The Captain Planet Foundation is accepting applications from schools and nonprofit organizations for its Ecotech Grant program, which supports projects that motivate children through the science, technology, engineering, and math fields while challenging them to re-imagine the way their world can be.

The program was created to combat the notion that students needed to choose between "the screen" or "the green" and to encourage educators and students to explore the role technology can play in designing and implementing solutions to some of our most pressing environmental challenges.

To that end, grants of $2,500 will be awarded to schools or nonprofit organizations for projects that use innovation, nature-based design, and/or technology to address an environmental problem in their communities. Ideal projects should integrate environmental education with opportunities for children to solve real-world problems by using science practices and technology. Projects may replicate a successful model or create a new and innovative approach.

Examples of previous ecoTech™ grant-funded projects have involved the integration of robotics and sensors to explore water bodies, collect data, and organize clean-ups; the development of aquaponic and hydroponic systems using arduinos and remote sensing; renewable energy design challenges; biotechnology research; and nature-based design applications…

To be eligible, applicants must be a school or nonprofit organization based in the United States. Project leaders must be employed at the same school or organization for the duration of the proposed project.

See the Captain Planet website for complete program guidelines, information about last year’s grant recipients, and application instructions. Next application due: July 15, 2019

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. 

Bow Seat's Marine Debris Creative Advocacy Competition

Organization: Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs
Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019, 11:59pm

This international competition challenges middle and high school students to lead a creative campaign in their school or community that educates others and inspires action to reduce or prevent marine debris. Open to students worldwide from ages 11-18 with an adult sponsor. The Competition is free to enter, and students can win a scholarship of up to $5,000! The deadline is is June 17, 2019, but students are encouraged to register project ideas early