Albany, Georgia – The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District, a local agency dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of natural resources, has announced that it will award up to $2,000 available in grant funds through an Agricultural & Environmental Education Grant for K-12 schools located within the District’s counties. The purpose of the grant is to promote conservation education in local schools and provide additional resources for an educator to teach students about agriculture and/or natural resources in a creative way.
Eligible schools are located within the following counties: Baker, Calhoun, Decatur, Dougherty, Early, Grady, Miller, Mitchell, and Seminole Counties. The application and additional details regarding grant criteria are available online at flintriverswcd.org/education. Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application deadline is October 25, 2019 and awardees will be announced by November 22.
Since the launch of the grant in 2016, the Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District has awarded $6,000 to fund conservation education projects, such as the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) garden at Bainbridge High School.
“Our entire school notices the impact our STEM garden had on student moral, discipline, and overall behavior of our students,” says Joe Sweet at Bainbridge High School. “So much so, that they have invited us to cultivate other areas of our campus. It has truly transformed our campus and our community.”
The Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District was organized on July 22, 1939 following the infamous ‘Dust Bowl’. The goal of Soil and Water Conservation Districts is to assist people and communities in the care of their local natural resources. Conservation Districts offer technical, educational and financial assistance to private land owners. Georgia has 40 soil and water conservation districts and 370 Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors. Some districts include only one county, while other districts include two or more counties within their boundary. Each county in Georgia is represented by at least two district supervisors, one elected for a four-year term and one appointed to a two-year term. If you would like more information about Soil and Water Conservation Districts, please contact Flint River Soil and Water Conservation District Education Coordinator Abby Davis at 229-849-2415 ext:101 or email@example.com.