UW-Stevens Point: Wisconsin Environmental Education Board awards grants

University Relations and Communications, 715-346-3046, Fax 715-346-2042, http://www.uwsp.edu/news

May 7, 2009

The Wisconsin Environmental Education Board (WEEB), located at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, has awarded 75 grants worth more than $502,000. Projects comprise both statewide and grass roots initiatives that will enable the target audiences to obtain a better understanding of and appreciation for both the built and natural environments.

Public and nonpublic educational institutions, all units of government, and corporations (nonprofit, non-stock) are eligible for WEEB grants. Projects must be designed for Wisconsin residents and assist learners in achieving the goals of environmental education.

Initiated in 1990, the WEEB mission is to “provide leadership in the development of learning opportunities that empower Wisconsin citizens with the knowledge and skills needed to make wise environmental decisions and take responsible actions in their personal lives, work places, and communities.”

A list of this year’s applicants is attached (PDF file). A complete description of the recipients’ projects (including abstract and partnering organizations) is on the Web at http://cnrapps.uwsp.edu/weeb/Grants.aspx.

For more information about the WEEB environmental education grant program, including future grant opportunities, contact Administrative Specialist Ginny Carlton at 715-346-3805 or weeb@uwsp.edu.