Toledo Botanical Garden using grant for one-day session on water pollution, runoff for teachers
The grant, which came through the Ohio Environmental Education Fund (OEEF) , was one of seven environmental education grants, totaling $27,000, recently announced by the Ohio EPA to help organizations throughout the state educate their local communities on environmental practices.
The Toledo Botanical Garden will use its funding to educate 25 elementary school teachers on waterway pollution and urban runoff management, following the nationally recognized Project WET. The one-day training will use hands-on lessons to educate the teachers, who will also receive curriculum materials to teach water management and best practices to their classes.
The OEEF is administered by the Ohio EPA and provides funding for educational projects proposed by schools, colleges and universities, and environmental, professional and state and local governmental groups.
The Ohio EPA is accepting applications for the next round of OEEF grants through Jan. 17.