A Fall Harvest of Grants, Resources and Webinars

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Charter, Magnet and Private Schools Recognized for Going Green 

When the first class of U.S. Department of Education ED-Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) was recognized this past June in Washington, D.C., nearly a third of the schools hailed from the ranks of the charter, magnet, and private schools.>>>


The Green Strides Webinar Series: More Sessions for Educators; School Facilities and Health Personnel 

We’ve combed the best in environment, health and facilities programs to present an ongoing series of free webinars. Upcoming sessions include:

Nov. 28, 2012, 2-3 p.m. Hands on the Land 

Dec. 5, 2012, 2-3 p.m. President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Programs 

Dec. 12, 2012, 4-5 p.m. Solar Energy Power and Exploring Other Worlds with NASA 

Dec. 19, 2012, 4-6 p.m Body Systems and Life in Space (NASA) 

Webinar archives are located here.

Spotlight on a Regional Practice: The Mid-Atlantic Environmental Education Workgroup

In 2009, President Obama signed an Executive Order recognizing the Chesapeake Bay as a national treasure and calling on the federal government to lead a renewed effort to restore and protect the nation’s largest estuary and its watershed.   Since that date, the six state, multi-agency, multi-sector education workgroup has been working to ensure the environmental literacy of all students in the region. Read more about the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Education Workgroup and its regional literacy strategy.>>>

3rd Annual Green Schools National Conference: February 22-24th 

The 3rd Annual Green Schools National Conference will take place in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Breakouts will include health, facilities and environmental education topics. Early registration pricing is in effect through Dec. 16.>>> 


President’s Environmental Youth Awards Application Deadline is December 31st

The President’s Environmental Youth Award program promotes awareness of our nation's natural resources and encourages positive community involvement. Since 1971, the President of the United States has joined with EPA to recognize young people across the U.S. for protecting our nation's air, water, land, and ecology. It is one of the most important ways EPA and the Administration demonstrate commitment to environmental stewardship efforts created and conducted by our nation's young people. >>> 

AmeriCorps State and National Grants Open: Focus on Environmental Stewardship and Health

The Corporation for National and Community Service has posted its AmeriCorps State and National 2013 funding opportunity materials. This year’s focus areas are: Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Stewardship, Healthy Futures, and Military Families.>>>

EPA Environmental Education Grants Application Deadline is December 12th

EPA's Office of Environmental Education grants program supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed environmental decisions and take responsible actions towards the environment.>>>

TNTP Launches Year 2 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice

The prize is awarded to up to five public school teachers who demonstrate exceptionally effective teaching with students from high-poverty communities. Winners receive $25,000 and engage in a six-week summer residency that culminates in the publication of a short paper on the practice of effective teaching. >>>

More Sandy Disaster Recovery Resources

Mitigating Hazards in School Facilities

School safety is a human concern, one that every school and community must take seriously and strive continually to achieve. How schools are built and maintained is an integral part of school safety and crisis planning.>>> Temporary classroom checklist

The FEMA Public Assistance Program

The FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Early learning centers, school buses, temporary educational facilities and computer losses are among the eligible expenses after a federally declared disaster. View the FEMA Public Assistance for Educational Facilities Factsheet>>>

Helping Your Child Recover from the Emotional Aftermath of a Disaster

Disasters often strike with little or no warning. In an instant your home and community can be damaged or destroyed and forever changed. Even if your home or business does not suffer directly, no one who experiences a disaster is untouched by it. Children react very differently to trauma than adults do.>>>