Grants, Scholarships, Contests & Awards

Nominations now open for EE 30 Under 30 Class of 2019!

Organization: NAAEE: North American Association for Environmental Education
Due Date: June 3, 2019

NAAEE has once again opened the search for 30 game-changing leaders under 30 years of age who are using environmental education to build a sustainable future for all. Nominate yourself or someone else by June 3!

Teaching about the Arctic, Antarctica, sea ice, ocean, glaciers, polar bears or penguins?

If you are teaching or would like to teach about polar topics please take our anonymous, 12-min online survey. As an appreciation for your participation, you can enter a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. To enter the drawing complete the survey by June 3 and provide your email address. Your email address will not be connected with your survey responses.  Click here to access the Survey (link is external).

This research is being conducted through the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) Education and Outreach program at the University of Colorado Boulder. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in conjunction with a large Arctic research expedition (MOSAiC, https://www.mosaic-expedition.org/ (link is external)). Findings will inform the development of educational resources and educational activities for K-12 students around polar topics.

Ocean Ambassador Summer Leadership Institute

When: July 26-28, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
3 day, 2 night accommodations at Marine Lab (Key Largo)

Cost: $600 per student. This price is all inclusive (meals, lodging, snorkel gear, boat charters for field trips, labs, evening activities and other resources, and airport transit) for 3 days and 2 nights.  This price does not include airfare to get to Key Largo, it is only the cost of the weekend and lodging at our host facility.

Deadline is May 25, 2019.  

I just wanted to let you know of an amazing opportunity your students-- to become global Ocean Ambassadors!  THIS summer, July 26-28, 2019, we are bringing back our Ocean Ambassador Leadership Institute.  It will be held down in beautiful Key Largo, FL for middle and high school-aged students.

Project Green Schools is an US-based international non-profit whose mission it is to develop the next generation of environmental leaders.  We do so through education, community service, and project-based learning.  We have partnered with the Coral Restoration Foundation to develop student global leadership skills through the lens of ecological stewardship focused on the world's coral reef ecosystems.  Through their time on the Keys, students will become Ocean Ambassadors as they learn about current oceanic threats, as well as about the importance of spreading the knowledge they have gained about the blight of the coral reefs of the Florida Keys and of those worldwide. 

Coral Restoration Foundation™ (CRF) is the world's largest non-profit marine-conservation organization dedicated to restoring coral reefs to a healthy state, in Florida and globally.  Their core mission is to restore coral reefs, to educate others on the importance of our oceans, and to use science to further coral research and coral reef monitoring techniques. 


At Outdoor Research, we believe that small steps can lead to big impacts. The We Can Grant celebrates those small steps by awarding $10,000 to a non-profit that improves access to the outdoors within their own community. Tell us how your organization would use the We Can Grant for the chance to be selected as this year’s grantee.

LAND -People working to ensure that public lands remain open and accessible to all.

EXPERIENCE -People working to create a better experience on the lands that we access.

COMMUNITY -People working to introduce (or better include) underserved communities to the outdoors.

If this sounds familiar, and your 501(c)3 non-profit needs a hand with a specific project that will improve outdoor access even more, click the link below to apply.

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.

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

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Applications are accepted at any time.
Fruit trees are provided for schools and communities in need.

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