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July 1, 2011

Calling All PLT-Trained Educators!!

Apply for a PLT GreenWorks! Grant

Deadline is September 30th

Since 1992, Project Learning Tree has helped fund nearly 1,000 GreenWorks! projects across the country. Elementary, middle, high school, and college students have planted trees, designed native plant gardens, restored streams and riparian habitats, constructed hiking trails, started composting projects, investigated alternative sources of energy, and more.

GreenWorks! is PLT’s service-learning program that encourages students to take action to improve their school or neighborhood’s environment based on what they learn in the classroom. It blends community service with academic curriculum to link classroom learning to the real world. Students “learn by doing” through community action projects they design and implement to improve an aspect of their local environment.

PLT’s 2011 GreenWorks! grant application is now online! Grants of up to $1,000 are available and grant applications are due September 30, 2011.

GreenWorks! Grant Details
Through a competitive application process, PLT will award grants by the end of December 2011 to PLT-trained educators for service-learning projects that involve youth in all elements of planning, implementing, and maintaining an environmental action project. Applicants should demonstrate how their GreenWorks! project will connect to the academic curriculum and how it will allow students to apply classroom knowledge and skills. Projects should also involve the local community and provide students opportunities to demonstrate and celebrate their accomplishments.

A Second Grant Opportunity
In 2011, Project Learning Tree’s GreenWorks! program is offering a second grant opportunity. PLT has designated funds available to registered schools in the PLT GreenSchools! program (registration is free). This funding is specifically tied to the implementation of GreenSchools! action projects. Please note that there are two different grant proposals, one for Project Learning Tree’s traditional GreenWorks! grant funding and one for GreenSchools! action projects. PLT encourages you to apply for at least one!

Visit www.greenworks.org for more information…and don’t forget, September 30 is the deadline to apply!

Project Learning Tree looks forward to receiving your application!

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