EPA awards $90,000 Environmental Education grant to promote stewardship in California elementary students
“We’re delighted to support this project and reach over 1,500 students in protecting the Escondido Creek watershed,” EPA Acting Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest Alexis Strauss said. “This project will unleash much youthful energy and creativity in support of our local watersheds.”
The 1,500 students will be from four underserved elementary schools in the Escondido area, ranging from grades three through five. They will learn about conservation and environmental stewardship through field trips and family weekend events, and benefit from trainings proved to teachers and docents and teacher guides.
“As we head into San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy’s 30th Anniversary, we are proud to be recognized for our conservation education program,” San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy Executive Director and Principal Scientist Doug Gibson said. “Support from EPA will allow us to instill a conservation ethic among thousands of elementary students for a cleaner and brighter future for all.”
The EPA has awarded environmental education grants since 1992, totaling over $68 million for more than 3,600 projects over the past two and a half decades.