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Fund Your School's Kids to Parks Day Trip -

National Park Trust (NPT)  invites students across the country to participate in the 9th annual ​Kids to Parks
Day ​(KTP). KTP is a nationwide grassroots movement to celebrate America’s parks and public lands and
waters. To inspire kids and schools to explore outdoors, we also host the ​Kids to Parks Day National School
Contest, ​which​ ​is NOW OPEN! If you work at or attend a Title I school, you are eligible to enter and win up to
$1,000 to fund your ​dream park experience.  

The deadline for entries is ​Thursday, February 14, 2019​. Winners will be announced on the website ​Thursday,
March 7, 2019​.
Click here​ to learn more about the contest, download the entry form, and watch our school video from last
year! Questions? Contact Billy Schrack, ( or Katie Zimmerman, ( or
call 301-279-7275. Or if you would like to help sponsor this program, contact Maryann Kearns
( ​


Izaak Walton League of America Endowment -

Need funding for your conservation education project? The Izaak Walton League may be able to help.

The Grants Management Directory provides all information about competitive and formula grants available through the Minnesota Department of Education in a centralized publically available location. You can view current or open grant opportunities that are accepting applications, search for a specific grant, view awarded grants or view closed grants that are now archived.

Pollinator Habitat Grants -

Are you a high school educator looking for a hands-on pollinator habitat project for your students? Sand County Foundation seeks your proposal to have students propagate native forbs (wildflowers) in school greenhouses and transplant them next spring with collaborating landowners. FFA instructors are especially encouraged to apply. Application deadline: January 18, 2019.

The 2017 Grants Guide -
How and where to secure funding for ESSA, STEM, EdTech, and Professional Development

Celestron Optics is providing binoculars to classrooms participating in citizen-science projects. Whether you’re watching a bird feeder, going out on regular bird walks, or participating in a bio blitz, share with us how your students are scientists and what you could accomplish with a classroom set of binoculars. This grant will be distributed on a rolling basis until all binoculars have been distributed. Grant recipients will be selected at the end of each month. If you are a mini-grant recipient, you will be required to share your grant experience through the BirdSleuth Action Map. Go to

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