NH PLT Awarded $6,500 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation:Funds will support expansion of early childhood environmental education

NH PLT Awarded $6,500 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation:Funds will support expansion of early childhood environmental education

 5/5/11

NH Project Learning Tree is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $6,500 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation. The grant will support NH Project Learning Tree’s expansion of early childhood environmental education across New Hampshire.

NH Project Learning Tree trains educators in Project Learning Tree®, the time-honored environmental education curriculum developed by the American Forest Foundation. The curriculum spans early childhood through grade 12. Over the next year, NH Project Learning Tree will conduct a “train the trainers” workshop that will focus on the early childhood curriculum. If you are interested in becoming a trained Project Learning Tree early childhood education facilitator, please contact NH Project Learning Tree at (603) 226-0160 or  .

Since its founding, Lincoln Financial Group has recognized that good corporate citizenship is intrinsic to its success. The company’s spirit of philanthropy led to the establishment of the Lincoln Financial Foundation in 1962 and has inspired a rich tradition of giving ever since. Today the company sets aside up to 2% of its pre-tax earnings to support charitable contributions in the communities where it maintain a strong business presence. In 2010, the Lincoln Financial family of companies donated more than $10 million to a wide variety of philanthropic endeavors throughout the United States. For more information, visit www.lfg.com.

“We recognize the importance of connecting children with nature,” said Byron Champlin, Lincoln Foundation’s Concord program officer. “NH Project Learning Tree has a long track record of introducing children to the natural environment and we’re excited to have the opportunity to help this organization expand its impact within the early childhood learning community.“